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Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Salmoniformes > Family: Salmonidae > Genus: Coregonus > Species: Coregonus albula

European cisco - Coregonus albula (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Most preferred habitats
  • coastal
  • marine inlets and transitional waters
  • rivers and lakes
May also occur in
  • shelf
Natura 2000 species code 2492


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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

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Coregon-mic Romanian Fishbase
Coregone bianco Italian Fishbase
Corégone blanc French Fishbase
Coregono blanco Spanish Fishbase
Coregono branco Portuguese Fishbase
Coregono-bicudo Portuguese Fishbase
European cisco English Fishbase
Evropeiskaja riapushka Russian Fishbase
Evropeiskaya ryapushka Russian Fishbase
Heltling Danish Fishbase
Kleine Maräne German Fishbase
Kleine marene Dutch Fishbase
Korégonos Greek Fishbase
Lagesild Norwegian Fishbase
Muikku Finnish Fishbase
Petite marène French Fishbase
repsis Latvian Latvian NRC
Sielawa Polish Fishbase
Siklöja Swedish Fishbase
Vendace English Fishbase
White fish English Fishbase
Zwergmaräne German Fishbase

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: Coregonus albula 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
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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