Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Clupeiformes > Family: Clupeidae > Genus: Clupeonella > Species: Clupeonella cultriventris

Azov Sea sprat - Clupeonella cultriventris (Nordmann, 1840)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Natura 2000 species code 5608

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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

Not available

Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Azov Sea sprat English Fishbase
Black Sea sprat English Fishbase
Clupeonelle French Fishbase
Common kilka English Fishbase
Espadilha do cáspio Portuguese Fishbase
Espadilha-do-Mar-Negro Portuguese Fishbase
Espadín del Mar de Azov Spanish Fishbase
Espadín del Mar Negro Spanish Fishbase
Gingirica Romanian Fishbase
Kilka English Fishbase
Kilka kaspijska Polish Fishbase
Kilka zwyczajna a. tiulka Polish Fishbase
Killjka Serbian Fishbase
Papaline del Caspio Italian Fishbase
Tyulka Russian Fishbase
Tzatza Bulgarian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Clupea cultriventris Nordmann, 1840
Clupea delicatula Nordmann, 1840
Alosa cultriventris Kessler, 1859
Alosa delicatula Kessler, 1859
Harengula delicatula Berg, 1913
Clupeonella delicatula Borcea, 1936
Clupeonella delicatula azovi Vladimirov, 1950
Clupeonella delicatula (Nordmann, 1840)
Clupeonella delicatula cultriventris (Nordmann, 1840)
Clupeonella cultiventris (Nordmann, 1840)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
NOBANIS: Clupeonella cultriventris European Network on Invasive Alien Species
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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