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Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Cypriniformes > Family: Cyprinidae > Genus: Rutilus > Species: Rutilus pigus

Danube Roach - Rutilus pigus (Lacepède, 1803)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 110 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • rivers and lakes
Natura 2000 species code 1114


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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
HUFH30004 Hungary Szigetköz Map
IT1110017 Italy Lanca di Santa Marta (Confluenza Po - Banna) Map
IT1140001 Italy Fondo Toce Map
IT1150001 Italy Valle del Ticino Map
IT2010012 Italy Brughiera del Dosso Map
IT2010013 Italy Ansa di Castelnovate Map
IT2010014 Italy Turbigaccio, Boschi di Castelletto e Lanca di Bernate Map
IT2010016 Italy Val Veddasca Map
IT2010017 Italy Palude Bozza - Monvallina Map
IT2030004 Italy Lago di Olginate Map
IT2030005 Italy Palude di Brivio Map
IT2030006 Italy Valle S. Croce e Valle del Curone Map
IT2040022 Italy Lago di Mezzola e Pian di Spagna Map
IT2050005 Italy Boschi della Fagiana Map
IT2060014 Italy Boschetto della Cascina Campagna Map
IT2060015 Italy Bosco de l'Isola Map
IT2080002 Italy Basso corso e sponde del Ticino Map
IT2080014 Italy Boschi Siro Negri e Moriano Map
IT2080019 Italy Boschi di Vaccarizza Map
IT2080301 Italy Boschi del Ticino Map
IT2090002 Italy Boschi e Lanca di Comazzo Map
IT2090006 Italy Spiagge fluviali di Boffalora Map
IT2090008 Italy La Zerbaglia Map
IT20A0003 Italy Palata Menasciutto Map
IT20A0005 Italy Lanca di Gabbioneta Map
IT20A0006 Italy Lanche di Azzanello Map
IT20A0007 Italy Bosco della Marisca Map
IT20A0008 Italy Isola Uccellanda Map
IT20A0009 Italy Bosco di Barco Map
IT20B0001 Italy Bosco Foce Oglio Map
IT20B0006 Italy Isola Boscone Map
IT20B0009 Italy Valli del Mincio Map
IT20B0010 Italy Vallazza Map
IT3250012 Italy Ambiti Fluviali del Reghena e del Lemene - Cave di Cinto Caomaggiore Map
IT3260017 Italy Colli Euganei - Monte Lozzo - Monte Ricco Map
IT3260018 Italy Grave e Zone umide della Brenta Map
IT4010018 Italy Fiume Po da Rio Boriacco a Bosco Ospizio Map
IT4060005 Italy Sacca di Goro, Po di Goro, Valle Dindona, Foce del Po di Volano Map
IT4060011 Italy Garzaia dello zuccherificio di Codigoro e Po di Volano Map
IT4060016 Italy Fiume Po da Stellata a Mesola e Cavo Napoleonico Map
IT4070021 Italy Biotopi di Alfonsine e Fiume Reno Map
ROSCI0214 Romania Râul Tur Map
IT2040042 Italy Pian di Spagna e Lago di Mezzola Map
SKUEV0293 Slovakia Klucovske rameno Map
HUDD20054 Hungary Nyugat-Dráva Map
HUDD20023 Hungary Tolnai Duna Map
IT2080703 Italy Po di Pieve Porto Morone Map
HUDI20034 Hungary Duna és ártere Map
SKUEV0006 Slovakia Latorica Map
HUHN20001 Hungary Felső-Tisza Map
IT20B0501 Italy Viadana, Portiolo, San Benedetto Po e Ostiglia Map
IT20A0502 Italy Lanca di Gussola Map
HUHN20054 Hungary Csaholc - Garbolc Map
IT3250046 Italy Laguna di Venezia Map
HUDD20007 Hungary Kelet-Dráva Map
IT2080702 Italy Po di Monticelli Pavese e Chignolo Po Map
IT2080701 Italy Po da Albaredo Arnaboldi ad Arena Po Map
SKUEV0397 Slovakia Vah pri Zamarovciach Map
HUDD20032 Hungary Gemenc Map
SKUEV0270 Slovakia Hrusov Map
IT20B0401 Italy Parco Regionale Oglio Sud Map
IT3250044 Italy Fiumi Reghena e Lemene - Canale Taglio e rogge limitrofe - Cave di Cinto Caomaggiore Map
HUDD20045 Hungary Béda-Karapancsa Map
SKUEV0090 Slovakia Dunajske luhy Map
SKUEV0093 Slovakia Severny Bodicky kanal Map
IT20A0020 Italy Gabbioneta Map
HUBF20043 Hungary Mura mente Map
IT20A0016 Italy Spiaggioni di Spinadesco Map
SKUEV0393 Slovakia Dunaj Map
SI3000262 Slovenia Sava - Medvode - Kresnice Map
SI3000175 Slovenia Kolpa Map
HUDD20056 Hungary Közép-Dráva Map
IT20A0019 Italy Barco Map
IT1140013 Italy Lago di Mergozzo e Mont'Orfano Map
SKUEV0182 Slovakia Cicovske luhy Map
IT2010501 Italy Lago di Varese Map
SI3000263 Slovenia Kočevsko Map
HUBF20044 Hungary Kerka mente Map
IT20A0017 Italy Scolmatore di Genivolta Map
IT20B0017 Italy Ansa e Valli del Mincio Map
SI3000075 Slovenia Lahinja Map
SI3000271 Slovenia Ljubljansko barje Map
SKUEV0075 Slovakia Klatovske rameno Map
IT1120029 Italy Palude di San Genuario e San Silvestro Map
SI3000059 Slovenia Mirna Map
IT20A0503 Italy Isola Maria Luigia Map
IT2090502 Italy Garzaie del Parco Adda Sud Map
IT2010502 Italy Canneti del Lago Maggiore Map
IT20A0501 Italy Spinadesco Map
IT2030008 Italy Il Toffo Map
SKUEV1293 Slovakia Klucovske rameno Map
SKUEV1182 Slovakia Číčovské luhy Map
SKUEV0564 Slovakia Dubova Map
SI3000303 Slovenia Sotla s pritoki Map
SI3000306 Slovenia Dravinja s pritoki Map
SI3000338 Slovenia Krka s pritoki Map
SI3000376 Slovenia Savinja Celje - Zidani most Map
SI3000291 Slovenia Ljubljanica - Gradaščica - Mali Graben Map
SI3000304 Slovenia Spodnja Sava Map
SKUEV0843 Slovakia Dolny tok Ondavy Map
SKUEV0819 Slovakia Vazsky Dunaj Map
SKUEV2393 Slovakia Dunaj Map
SKUEV0844 Slovakia Dolny tok Laborca Map
SKUEV0824 Slovakia Dolny tok Ipla Map
SKUEV0820 Slovakia Dolny tok Hrona Map
SKUEV0846 Slovakia Tisa Map
SKUEV2064 Slovakia Bratislavske luhy Map
SKUEV2090 Slovakia Dunajske luhy Map
SKUEV0822 Slovakia Maly Dunaj Map
IT2080026 Italy Siti riproduttivi di Acipenser naccarii Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Danube Roach English EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Donauskalle Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Donauvoorn Dutch EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Frauenfisch German Fishbase
Frauennerfling German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Gardon galant French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Pigo German Fishbase
Pigo Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Plotica Serbian Fishbase
Plotice lesklá Czech Fishbase
Rutilo del Danubio Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Tonvansärki Finnish Fishbase
No synonyms available.

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea search 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

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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