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 - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Atlantic - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Boreal - Favourable
Continental - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Mediterranean - Favourable
Pannonian - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Steppic - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Protected by EU Habitats Directive
Natura 2000 sites 1 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 2007-2012 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
PLH100007 Poland Załęczański Łuk Warty 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

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