Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Cypriniformes > Family: Cyprinidae > Genus: Barbus > Species: Barbus comizo

Iberian Barbel - Barbus comizo Steindachner, 1865

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Vulnerable (IUCN)
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 23 are designated for this species
Natura 2000 species code 1142


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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
ES0000024 Spain Doñana Map
ES0000051 Spain Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche Map
ES0000169 Spain Río Tajo en Castrejón, islas de Malpica de Tajo y Azután Map
ES4220007 Spain Ríos Quejigal, Valdeazogues y Alcudia Map
ES6150018 Spain Río Guadiana y Ribera de Chanza Map
ES6130010 Spain Río Guadamatilla y Arroyo del Tamujar Map
ES6130004 Spain Río Guadalmez Map
ES4220003 Spain Ríos de la cuenca media del Guadiana y laderas vertientes Map
ES4250001 Spain Sierra de San Vicente y valles del Tiétar y Alberche Map
ES4240003 Spain Riberas del Henares Map
ES6150022 Spain Rivera de Chanza Map
ES4250009 Spain Yesares del valle del Tajo Map
ES4240018 Spain Sierra de Altomira Map
ES4240016 Spain Alto Tajo Map
ES6150010 Spain Andévalo Occidental Map
ES6130012 Spain Río Zújar Map
ES4210017 Spain Lagunas de Ruidera Map
ES4250014 Spain Sotos del río Alberche Map
ES4220002 Spain Sierra de Picón Map
ES4220015 Spain Sierras de Almadén - Chillón - Guadalmez Map
ES6150019 Spain Bajo Guadalquivir Map
ES4250005 Spain Montes de Toledo Map
ES6130017 Spain Alto Guadiato Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Barbeau ibérique French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Barbo Portuguese EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Barbo comiza Spanish Fishbase
Barbo comizo Spanish Fishbase
Barbo iberico Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Espanjanbi Finnish Fishbase
Iberian Barbel English Fishbase
Iberische Barbe German Fishbase
Iberisk barbe Danish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Barbus comiza Steindachner, 1865
Luciobarbus comizo (Steindachner, 1864)

Other resources

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

External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

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Released Coverage Envelope File
2013-09-18 Portugal Relatorio nacional sobre a implementacao da Directiva Habitats 2013 PT_species_reports.xml
2013-09-11 Spain Habitats Directive: Report Art.17 2007-2012 ES_species_reports
2008-07-07 Spain Spain's delivery of 3 July Barbus comizo
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