Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Cypriniformes > Family: Cobitidae > Genus: Sabanejewia > Species: Sabanejewia balcanica

Sabanejewia balcanica (Karaman, 1922)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Natura 2000 sites 18 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • rivers and lakes
Natura 2000 species code 5197

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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

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
AT2230000 Austria Teile des südoststeirischen Hügellandes inklusive Höll und Grabenlandbäche Map
AT1220000 Austria Feuchte Ebene - Leithaauen Map
AT1207A00 Austria Kamp- und Kremstal Map
AT1219000 Austria Niederösterreichische Alpenvorlandflüsse Map
AT1216000 Austria Tullnerfelder Donau-Auen Map
AT1122916 Austria Lafnitztal Map
HR5000014 Croatia Gornji tok Drave (od Donje Dubrave do Terezinog polja) Map
HR2001308 Croatia Donji tok Drave Map
HR2000642 Croatia Kupa Map
HR2000364 Croatia Mura Map
HR2001216 Croatia Ilova Map
HR2001307 Croatia Drava - akumulacije Map
HR5000015 Croatia Srednji tok Drave (od Terezinog polja do Donjeg Miholjca) Map
HR2000463 Croatia Dolina Une Map
HR2000459 Croatia Petrinjčica Map
AT3127000 Austria Eferdinger Becken Map
AT3131000 Austria Leitenbach Map
HR2001506 Croatia Sava uzvodno od Zagreba Map

Protected sites

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Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Câra Romanian Fishbase
Fâta Romanian Fishbase
Mrena e ballkanit Albanian Fishbase
Râmbita Romanian Fishbase
Sarpan Romanian Fishbase
Sekavcík horský Czech Fishbase
Sfârleaza Romanian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Cobitis aurata (Filippi, 1865)
Cobitis balcanica Karaman, 1922
Cobitis hohenackeri Kessler, 1877
Cobitis montana Vladykov, 1925
Cobitis aurata vallachia Nalbant, 1957
Cobitis aurata radensis Bănărescu, Müller & Nalbant, 1960
Cobitis aurata bosniaca Karaman, 1963
Sabanejewia aurata kubanica Vasiljeva & Vasiljev, 1988
Sabanejewia aurata baltica Witkowski, 1994
Cobitis aralensis Kessler, 1877
Cobitis aurata vallachica Nalbant, 1957
Cobitis aurata radnensis Bănărescu, Müller & Nalbant, 1960
Sabanejewia aurata doiranica Economidis, 1995
Sabanejewia aurata thrakica Economidis, 1995
Cobitis aurata balcanica (Karaman, 1922)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS search Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure

External data

Reportnet deliveries

European Environment Agency (EEA)
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