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Kingdom: Plantae > Division: Tracheophyta > Class: Magnoliopsida > Order: Caryophyllales > Family: Droseraceae > Genus: Aldrovanda > Species: Aldrovanda vesiculosa

Aldrovanda vesiculosa L.

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Data Deficient (IUCN)
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 23 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • rivers and lakes
  • wetlands
Natura 2000 species code 1516


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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

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
LTIGN0026 Lithuania Rūžo ežeras Map
PLH200005 Poland Ostoja Augustowska Map
PLH060043 Poland Lasy Sobiborskie Map
HUDD20044 Hungary Boronka-melléke Map
BG0000241 Bulgaria Srebarna Map
ROSCI0039 Romania Ciuperceni - Desa Map
HUDD20063 Hungary Szentai-erdő Map
PLH080029 Poland Torfowiska Sułowskie Map
ROSCI0111 Romania Mestecănișul de la Reci Map
PLH300007 Poland Ostoja Zgierzyniecka Map
PLH300026 Poland Pojezierze Gnieźnieńskie Map
ROSCI0021 Romania Câmpia Ierului Map
ROSCI0065 Romania Delta Dunării Map
HUHN20008 Hungary Kismarja - Pocsaj - Esztári-gyepek Map
BG0000322 Bulgaria Dragoman Map
ROSCI0020 Romania Câmpia Careiului Map
PLH200004 Poland Ostoja Wigierska Map
ROSCI0224 Romania Scroviștea Map
PLH060013 Poland Ostoja Poleska Map
PLH060076 Poland Brzeziczno Map
PLH040036 Poland Ostoja Brodnicka Map
PLH140021 Poland Uroczyska Łąckie Map
LTIGN0036 Lithuania Ažušilės apylinkės Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Aldovanda Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Aldrovandie à vessies French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
aldrowanda pecherzykowata Polish Polish NRC
Wasserfalle German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
No synonyms available.

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
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
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Phone: +45 3336 7100