Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Cypriniformes > Family: Cyprinidae > Genus: Ballerus > Species: Ballerus ballerus

Blue bream - Ballerus ballerus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement


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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

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Legal status

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Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Blue bream English Fishbase
Brasenflire Danish Fishbase
Brasmeflire Norwegian Fishbase
Cejn siný Czech Fishbase
Chil Kossat Bulgarian Fishbase
Cosac-cu-bot-ascutit Romanian Fishbase
Faren Swedish Fishbase
Kesega Serbian Fishbase
Kosalj Slovenian Fishbase
Lapos keszeg Hungarian Fishbase
Rozpior Polish Fishbase
Rozpior a. siniec Polish Fishbase
Schwuppe German Fishbase
Sinets Russian Fishbase
Sinetz Russian Fishbase
spare Latvian Latvian NRC
Spitzpleinzen German Fishbase
Sulkava Finnish Fishbase
Zope German Fishbase
Synonym Author
Abramis ballerus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Cyprinus ballerus Linnaeus, 1758
Cyprinus balerus Linnaeus, 1758
Cyprinus farenus Linnaeus, 1758

Other resources

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Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

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European Environment Agency (EEA)
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