Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Salmoniformes > Family: Salmonidae > Genus: Hucho > Species: Hucho hucho

Danube - Hucho hucho (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Endangered (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Bad
Continental - Bad
Pannonian - Poor
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 86 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • rivers and lakes
Natura 2000 species code 1105


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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
DE7136301 Germany 'Weltenburger Enge' und 'Hirschberg und Altmühlleiten' Map
DE7142301 Germany Donauauen zwischen Straubing und Vilshofen Map
DE7243302 Germany Isarmündung Map
DE7341301 Germany Unteres Isartal zwischen Niederviehbach und Landau Map
DE7431301 Germany Lechauen nördlich Augsburg Map
DE7537301 Germany Isarauen von Unterföhring bis Landshut Map
DE7635301 Germany Ampertal Map
DE7939301 Germany Innauen und Leitenwälder Map
DE8127301 Germany Illerdurchbruch zwischen Reicholzried und Lautrach Map
DE8231302 Germany Illach von Hausen bis Jagdberg Map
DE8329301 Germany Wertachdurchbruch Map
DE8330303 Germany Unterer Halblech Map
DE8331302 Germany Ammer vom Alpenrand b. zum NSG 'Vogelfreistätte Ammersee-Südufer' Map
DE8433301 Germany Karwendel mit Isar Map
HUFH30004 Hungary Szigetköz Map
SKCHVU013 Slovakia Mala Fatra Map
SKUEV0243 Slovakia Orava Map
ROSCI0010 Romania Bistrița Aurie Map
DE7045371 Germany Oberlauf des Regens und Nebenbäche Map
DE8034371 Germany Oberes Isartal Map
ROSCI0124 Romania Munții Maramureșului Map
SKUEV0253 Slovakia Vah Map
DE7631371 Germany Lechauen zwischen Königsbrunn und Augsburg Map
DE8234372 Germany Loisach Map
HUHN20001 Hungary Felső-Tisza Map
ROSCI0251 Romania Tisa Superioară Map
SI3000155 Slovenia Sora Škofja Loka - jez Goričane Map
SKUEV0382 Slovakia Turiec a Blatnicky potok Map
DE8334371 Germany Loisach-Kochelsee-Moore Map
SI3000237 Slovenia Poljanska Sora Log - Škofja Loka Map
SI3000201 Slovenia Nakelska Sava Map
ROSCI0019 Romania Călimani - Gurghiu Map
DE7726371 Germany Untere Illerauen Map
SKUEV0090 Slovakia Dunajske luhy Map
DE7246371 Germany Ilz-Talsystem Map
SI3000262 Slovenia Sava - Medvode - Kresnice Map
SI3000175 Slovenia Kolpa Map
DE7040371 Germany Donau und Altwässer zwischen Regensburg und Straubing Map
SKUEV0303 Slovakia Aluvium Hrona Map
DE8131371 Germany Lech zwischen Hirschau und Landsberg mit Auen und Leiten Map
DE6741371 Germany Chamb, Regentalaue und Regen zwischen Roding und Donaumündung Map
SI3000263 Slovenia Kočevsko Map
DE7744371 Germany Salzach und Unterer Inn Map
ROSCI0196 Romania Pietrosul Broștenilor - Cheile Zugrenilor Map
SI3000271 Slovenia Ljubljansko barje Map
DE7447371 Germany Donau von Kachlet bis Jochenstein mit Inn- und Ilzmündung Map
DE7631372 Germany Lech zwischen Landsberg und Königsbrunn mit Auen und Leite Map
SI3000059 Slovenia Mirna Map
DE7742371 Germany Inn und Untere Alz Map
AT1218000 Austria Machland Süd Map
AT3223000 Austria Salzachauen, Salzburg Map
AT2111000 Austria Völkermarkter Stausee Map
AT2213000 Austria Steirische Grenzmur mit Gamlitzbach und Gnasbach Map
AT2124000 Austria Untere Lavant Map
AT2114000 Austria Obere Drau Map
AT2236000 Austria Ober- und Mittellauf der Mur mit Puxer Auwald, Puxer Wand und Gulsen Map
AT1205A00 Austria Wachau Map
AT3118000 Austria Salzachauen Map
AT3110000 Austria Ettenau Map
AT2133000 Austria Guntschacher Au Map
AT2120000 Austria Schütt - Graschelitzen Map
AT3122000 Austria Oberes Donau- und Aschachtal Map
AT1219000 Austria Niederösterreichische Alpenvorlandflüsse Map
AT2116000 Austria Görtschacher Moos - Obermoos im Gailtal Map
AT1217A00 Austria Strudengau - Nibelungengau Map
AT1216000 Austria Tullnerfelder Donau-Auen Map
AT3105000 Austria Unterer Inn Map
AT1204000 Austria Donau-Auen östlich von Wien Map
AT2225000 Austria Demmerkogel-Südhänge, Wellinggraben mit Sulm-, Saggau- und Laßnitzabschnitten und Pößnitzbach Map
ROSCI0368 Romania Râul Mureș între Deda și Reghin Map
SKUEV0665 Slovakia Strečnianske meandre Váhu Map
SKUEV1303 Slovakia Alúvium Hrona Map
HR2001351 Croatia Područje oko Kupice Map
HR2000642 Croatia Kupa Map
HR2000463 Croatia Dolina Une Map
SI3000309 Slovenia Savinja Grušovlje - Petrovče Map
SI3000338 Slovenia Krka s pritoki Map
SI3000291 Slovenia Ljubljanica - Gradaščica - Mali Graben Map
AT3137000 Austria Unteres Steyr- und Ennstal Map
AT3139000 Austria Unteres Traun- und Almtal Map
DE8126311 Germany Aitrach, Ach und Dürrenbach Map
DE7625311 Germany Donau zwischen Munderkingen und Ulm und nördliche Iller Map
SKUEV0833 Slovakia Sutok Kysuce s Bystricou Map
SKUEV2064 Slovakia Bratislavske luhy Map
SKUEV2090 Slovakia Dunajske luhy Map
SKUEV0947 Slovakia Stredny tok Hrona Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Alabalik türü Turkish Fishbase
Danube English Fishbase
Donaulaks Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Donaulaks Norwegian Fishbase
Donaulax Swedish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Donauzalm Dutch EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Dunai galóca Hungarian Fishbase
Dunaiskii losos Russian Fishbase
Dunaiskiy taimen Russian Fishbase
Glowacica Polish Fishbase
Glowacica dunajska Polish Fishbase
Hlavatka obecná Czech Fishbase
Huchen English Fishbase
Huchen German Fishbase
Huchon French Fishbase
Huchon du Danube French Fishbase
Lostrita Romanian Fishbase
Mladica Serbian Fishbase
Puica Romanian Fishbase
Salmâo do Danúbio Portuguese Fishbase
Salmón del Danubio Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Salmone del Danubio Italian Fishbase
Saumon du Danube French Fishbase
Sibirischer Huchen German Fishbase
Storione ladano Italian Fishbase
Sulec Slovenian Fishbase
Taimen' Russian Fishbase
Tonavanjokilohi Finnish Fishbase
Tonavanjokinieriä Finnish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Hucho germanorum Günther, 1866
Hucho taimen Berg, 1909
Salmo hucho Linnaeus, 1758
Salmo lossos Günther, 1866
Salmo schiefermulleri Bloch, 1782
Salvelinus taimen Berg, 1909
Trutta fluviatilis Marsilius, 1726
Trutta piscinaria Gessner, 1575
Salvelinus hucho (Linnaeus, 1758)

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 (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
NOBANIS: Hucho hucho European Network on Invasive Alien Species
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