Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Clupeiformes > Family: Balitoridae > Genus: Barbatula > Species: Barbatula barbatula

Bearded stone loach - Barbatula barbatula (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Babica Slovenian Fishbase
Bartgrundel German Fishbase
Bearded stone loach English Fishbase
Bermpje Dutch Fishbase
Brkica Serbian Fishbase
Cailleach Rua Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Cobite barbatello Italian Fishbase
Gobio de río Spanish Fishbase
Goletz Russian Fishbase
Grindel Romanian Fishbase
Grönling Swedish Fishbase
Kivennuoliainen Finnish Fishbase
Kövi csík Hungarian Fishbase
Lobo de río Spanish Fishbase
Loche franche French Fishbase
Molan Romanian Fishbase
Mrena e egër Albanian Fishbase
Mrenka mramorovaná Czech Fishbase
Pez lobo Spanish Fishbase
Schmerlé French Fishbase
Schmerle German Fishbase
Siberian stone loach English Fishbase
Sibirische Bartschmerle German Fishbase
Sibirische Steinschmerle German Fishbase
Sliz Polish Fishbase
Sliz pospolity Polish Fishbase
Sliz syberyjski Polish Fishbase
Smerling Danish Fishbase
Smerling Norwegian Fishbase
Stone loach English Fishbase
Tufeza Albanian Fishbase
Vardarska vretenuska Macedonian Fishbase
Verdemã-da-pedra Portuguese Fishbase
Synonym Author
Noemacheilus barbatulus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Orthrias barbatulus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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