Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Cypriniformes > Family: Cyprinidae > Genus: Barbus > Species: Barbus barbus

Barbel - Barbus barbus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Unknown
Atlantic - Good
Boreal - Poor
Continental - Poor
Mediterranean - Poor
Pannonian - Poor
Steppic - Poor
Natura 2000 sites 25 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • rivers and lakes
Natura 2000 species code 5085


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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
BE34032C0 Belgium Bassin inférieur de l'Ourthe occidentale Map
BE34043C0 Belgium Bassin de la Semois du Maka à Bouillon Map
BE34048C0 Belgium Bassin de la Semois de Jamoigne à Chiny Map
BE34046C0 Belgium Bassin de la Semois de Florenville à Auby Map
BE35009C0 Belgium Vallée de la Meuse d'Yvoir à Dave Map
BE34044C0 Belgium Vallée du Ruisseau des Aleines Map
BE34066C0 Belgium Vallée du Ton et Côte bajocienne de Montquintin à Ruette Map
BE34024C0 Belgium Bassin inférieur de l'Ourthe orientale Map
BE33017C0 Belgium Basse vallée de l'Amblève Map
BE34023C0 Belgium Vallée de l'Ourthe entre Nisramont et La Roche Map
BE33014C0 Belgium Vallée de l'Ourthe entre Comblain-au-Pont et Angleur Map
BE35018C0 Belgium Bassin de l'Hermeton en aval de Vodelée Map
BE34002C0 Belgium Vallée de l'Ourthe entre Bomal et Hamoir Map
BE34003C0 Belgium Vallée de l'Ourthe entre Hotton et Barvaux-sur-Ourthe Map
BE34007C0 Belgium Basse vallée de l'Aisne Map
BE33009C0 Belgium Vallée de la Mehaigne Map
BE34050C0 Belgium Bassin de la Semois entre Tintigny et Jamoigne Map
BE35021C0 Belgium Vallée de la Lesse en aval de Houyet Map
BE35029C0 Belgium Bassin fagnard de l'Hermeton Map
BE34031C0 Belgium Bassin moyen de l'Ourthe occidentale Map
BE33065C0 Belgium Vallée inférieure de l'Our et ses affluents Map
BE35045C0 Belgium Vallée de la Semois en aval d'Alle Map
BE33004C0 Belgium Basse Meuse et Meuse mitoyenne Map
BE34039C0 Belgium Haute-Sûre Map
BE34012C0 Belgium Vallée de l'Ourthe entre La Roche et Hotton Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Barbe German Fishbase
Barbeau fluviatile French Fishbase
Barbeel Dutch Fishbase
Barbel English Fishbase
Barbel French Fishbase
Barbern German Fishbase
Barbet French Fishbase
Barbillon French Fishbase
Barbo Italian Fishbase
Barbo Portuguese Fishbase
Barbo de rio Spanish Fishbase
Barbot French Fishbase
Barbu French Fishbase
Bela mrena Macedonian Fishbase
Biala Bulgarian Fishbase
Breana Romanian Fishbase
Brzana Polish Fishbase
Byala mryana Bulgarian Fishbase
Drenek French Fishbase
Dunavska Bulgarian Fishbase
Flodbarb Swedish Fishbase
Flodbarbe Danish Fishbase
Flodbarbe Norwegian Fishbase
Imbreana Romanian Fishbase
Jokibarbi Finnish Fishbase
Lotusbarbe German Fishbase
Mreana Romanian Fishbase
Mreana alba Romanian Fishbase
Mreana del Dunare Romanian Fishbase
Mrena Romanian Fishbase
Mrena Serbian Fishbase
Mrena Slovenian Fishbase
Parma obecná Czech Fishbase
Rechna mriana Bulgarian Fishbase
Rózsás márna Hungarian Fishbase
Usach obyknovennyi Russian Fishbase
Usatsch Russian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Cyrprinus barbus Linnaeus, 1758
Cyprinus barbus Linnaeus, 1758
Barbus vulgaris Fleming, 1828
Barbus communis Perty, 1832
Barbus fluviatilis Fitzinger, 1832
Barbus mayori Valenciennes, 1842
Barbus microphthalmus Bonaparte, 1846
Barbus communis Nordmann, 1840
Barbus fluviatilis tyrasensis Dybowski, 1862
Barbus fluviatilis borysthenicus Dybowski, 1862
Barbus fluviatilis aurata Fatio, 1882
Barbus fluviatilis alba Krauss, 1882
Barbus fluviatilis aurata Veesenmayer, 1884
Barbus barbus gallicus Karaman, 1971
Cyprinus barba Linnaeus, 1758
Barbus barbus borysthenicus Dybowski, 1862
Barbus barbus barbus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Barbus microphthalmus Sauvage, 1879

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
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

27 items found, displaying all items.1
Released Coverage Envelope File
2014-01-08 Luxembourg Article 17 report 92/43/CEE 2007_2012 Luxembourg LU_species_reports-13823-134519.xml
2014-01-07 Hungary HU_Art_17_report_2013_second round_10_31 HU_species_report_art17
2014-01-04 Romania RO Art.17 2007-2012 Report from 31 December 2013 RO_species_reports.xml
2013-12-30 Lithuania Third LT report on Art.17,2007-2012 LT_species_reports-131230-135438.xml
2013-12-27 Bulgaria BG_habitats_report_2007-2012 Species reports
2013-12-20 Germany German national report 2013 DE_species_reports.xml
2013-12-18 Netherlands NL 2013 report art. 17 NL_species_reports_2013-12-09compleet2.xml
2013-12-17 Slovakia Art 17 report for the period 2007 - 2012 - second delivery SK_species_reports-131217-132945.xml
2013-12-09 Poland Habitats Directive Art. 17 Report PL_species_reports.xml
2013-10-11 Austria Art 17 HD AT_species_reports-13916-161758.xml
2013-10-10 United Kingdom Habitats Directive Article 17 2013 2nd submission UK GB_species_reports-13925-15297.xml
2013-09-18 France Rapport France 2013 FR_species_reports.xml
2013-09-16 Belgium Second Release Art17 Belgium BE_species_reports-13916-154440.xml
2013-08-23 Czechia CZ_Rep_HDArt17_2013_2nd_submission:corrected CZ_species_reports.xml
2008-04-10 Germany German national report Barbus barbus
2008-03-17 Netherlands NL Report HR 2007 Species questionnaire for Barbus barbus
2008-03-04 Hungary delivery_report_art_17_HU Barbus barbus
2008-03-03 Lithuania Buveiniu direktyvos igyvendinimo ataskaita Species questionnaire for Barbus barbus
2008-02-28 France rapport France Barbus barbus
2008-02-25 United Kingdom UK_submission Barbus barbus
2008-02-22 Slovakia report under habitats directive Barbus barbus
2008-02-22 Greece Hellas Species questionnaire for Barbus barbus
2008-02-22 Austria Article 17 report Austria Species questionnaire for Barbus barbus
2008-01-16 Belgium Natura 2000 habitat report Species questionnaire for Barbus barbus
2008-01-15 Luxembourg Article 17 report 92/43/CEE Luxembourg Species questionnaire for Barbus barbus
2007-10-01 Poland Report on Implementation Measures Species questionnaire for Barbus barbus
2007-10-01 Czechia Species and Habitats Species questionnaire for Barbus barbus
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