Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Cypriniformes > Family: Cyprinidae > Genus: Alburnus > Species: Alburnus albidus

Italian Bleak - Alburnus albidus (Costa, 1838)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Vulnerable (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Continental - Good
Mediterranean - Bad
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 48 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • rivers and lakes
  • wetlands
Natura 2000 species code 1120


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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
IT8040007 Italy Lago di Conza della Campania Map
IT8040022 Italy Boschi e Sorgenti della Baronia Map
IT8050021 Italy Medio corso del Fiume Sele - Persano Map
IT9110008 Italy Valloni e Steppe Pedegarganiche Map
IT9210142 Italy Lago Pantano di Pignola Map
IT9210220 Italy Murge di S. Oronzio Map
IT9220144 Italy Lago S. Giuliano e Timmari Map
IT9220255 Italy Valle Basento - Ferrandina Scalo Map
IT9220260 Italy Valle Basento Grassano Scalo - Grottole Map
LV0507800 Latvia Liepajas ezers Map
IT8020014 Italy Bosco di Castelpagano e Torrente Tammarecchia Map
IT7222248 Italy Lago di Occhito Map
IT7211120 Italy Torrente Verrino Map
IT9120011 Italy Valle Ofanto - Lago di Capaciotti Map
IT8020001 Italy Alta Valle del Fiume Tammaro Map
IT8010010 Italy Lago di Carinola Map
IT8040008 Italy Lago di S. Pietro - Aquilaverde Map
IT9110005 Italy Zone umide della Capitanata Map
SI3000226 Slovenia Dolina Vipave Map
IT7228221 Italy Foce Trigno - Marina di Petacciato Map
IT8020009 Italy Pendici meridionali del Monte Mutria Map
IT7140127 Italy Fiume Trigno (medio e basso corso) Map
IT8040003 Italy Alta Valle del Fiume Ofanto Map
IT6040025 Italy Fiume Garigliano (tratto terminale) Map
IT8010029 Italy Fiume Garigliano Map
IT8050049 Italy Fiumi Tanagro e Sele Map
IT9310303 Italy Pollino e Orsomarso Map
IT8050012 Italy Fiume Alento Map
IT7140210 Italy Monti Frentani e Fiume Treste Map
IT7222247 Italy Valle Biferno da confluenza Torrente Quirino al Lago Guardalfiera - Torrente Rio Map
IT7222249 Italy Lago di Guardialfiera - M. Peloso Map
IT7212168 Italy Valle Porcina - Torrente Vandra - Cesarata Map
IT8010027 Italy Fiumi Volturno e Calore Beneventano Map
IT7222127 Italy Fiume Trigno (confluenza Verrino - Castellelce) Map
IT9110038 Italy Paludi presso il Golfo di Manfredonia Map
IT8010030 Italy Le Mortine Map
IT9110032 Italy Valle del Cervaro, Bosco dell'Incoronata Map
IT8050002 Italy Alta Valle del Fiume Calore Lucano (Salernitano) Map
IT9210271 Italy Appennino Lucano, Valle Agri, Monte Sirino, Monte Raparo Map
IT9210265 Italy Valle del Noce Map
IT9110002 Italy Valle Fortore, Lago di Occhito Map
IT8020015 Italy Invaso del Fiume Tammaro Map
HR2001349 Croatia Dolina Raše Map
HR2001215 Croatia Boljunsko polje Map
HR5000031 Croatia Delta Neretve Map
HR2000641 Croatia Zrmanja Map
HR2000619 Croatia Mirna i šire područje Butonige Map
IT8020016 Italy Sorgenti e alta Valle del Fiume Fortore Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Ablette italienne French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Albirella Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Alborella German Fishbase
Alborella meridionale Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Alburno Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Italian Bleak English EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Italiensk Iøje Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Mittelmeer-Ukelei German Fishbase
Weißer ukelei German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Synonym Author
Alburnus vulturius (Costa, 1838)
Leuciscus albidus Costa, 1838
Leuciscus vulturius Costa, 1838
Leuciscus cordilla Valenciennes, 1844
Alburnus alburnus albidus (Costa, 1838)

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
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

4 items found, displaying all items.1
Released Coverage Envelope File
2013-12-16 Slovenia SI_Article_17_Report_2013_2nd_submission SI_species_reports-131216-13555.xml
2013-12-04 Italy 3rd Italian national report 2013 IT_species_reports.xml
2008-03-21 Slovenia Article 17 Report Alburnus albidus
2008-03-05 Italy Italy Alburnus albidus
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