Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Percidae > Genus: Gymnocephalus > Species: Gymnocephalus baloni

Balon's Ruffe - Gymnocephalus baloni Holcík & Hensel, 1974

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 124 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • rivers and lakes
Natura 2000 species code 2555


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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
DE7136301 Germany 'Weltenburger Enge' und 'Hirschberg und Altmühlleiten' Map
DE7136304 Germany Donauauen zwischen Ingolstadt und Weltenburg Map
DE7142301 Germany Donauauen zwischen Straubing und Vilshofen Map
DE7232301 Germany Donau mit Jura-Hängen zwischen Leitheim und Neuburg Map
HUFH30004 Hungary Szigetköz Map
SKCHVU015 Slovakia Medzibodrozie Map
SKCHVU016 Slovakia Zahorske Pomoravie Map
ROSCI0131 Romania Oltenița - Mostiștea - Chiciu Map
SKUEV0293 Slovakia Klucovske rameno Map
HUDD20054 Hungary Nyugat-Dráva Map
BG0000396 Bulgaria Persina Map
HUDD20023 Hungary Tolnai Duna Map
DE6937371 Germany Naab unterhalb Schwarzenfeld und Donau von Poikam bis Regensburg Map
SKUEV0295 Slovakia Biskupicke luhy Map
BG0000232 Bulgaria Batin Map
SKUEV0311 Slovakia Kacenky Map
HUDI20034 Hungary Duna és ártere Map
HUKM20015 Hungary Hortobágy-Berettyó Map
SKUEV0313 Slovakia Devinske jazero Map
BG0000533 Bulgaria Ostrovi Kozloduy Map
BG0000534 Bulgaria Ostrov Chayka Map
SKUEV0006 Slovakia Latorica Map
HUHN20001 Hungary Felső-Tisza Map
SKUEV0312 Slovakia Devinske aluvium Moravy Map
SI3000220 Slovenia Drava Map
HUHN20003 Hungary Tisza-tó Map
SKUEV0165 Slovakia Kutsky les Map
BG0000241 Bulgaria Srebarna Map
ROSCI0044 Romania Corabia - Turnu Măgurele Map
ROSCI0006 Romania Balta Mică a Brăilei Map
HUON20008 Hungary Rába és Csörnöc-völgy Map
BG0000377 Bulgaria Kalimok - Brashlen Map
CZ0624119 Czech Republic Soutok - Podluží Map
HUDD20007 Hungary Kelet-Dráva Map
HUKM20016 Hungary Sebes-Körös Map
ROSCI0206 Romania Porțile de Fier Map
HUDD20032 Hungary Gemenc Map
HUHN20004 Hungary Felső-Sebes-Körös Map
HUKM20012 Hungary Fekete-, Fehér- és Kettős-Körös Map
BG0000335 Bulgaria Karaboaz Map
SKUEV0270 Slovakia Hrusov Map
BG0000199 Bulgaria Tsibar Map
BG0000613 Bulgaria Reka Iskar Map
SKUEV0125 Slovakia Gajarske aluvium Moravy Map
HUDD20045 Hungary Béda-Karapancsa Map
SKUEV0183 Slovakia Velkolelsky ostrov Map
BG0000532 Bulgaria Ostrov Bliznatsi Map
HUHN20015 Hungary Közép-Tisza Map
ROSCI0039 Romania Ciuperceni - Desa Map
BG0000181 Bulgaria Reka Vit Map
SKUEV0168 Slovakia Horny les Map
BG0000497 Bulgaria Archar Map
HUBN20071 Hungary Bodrogzug és Bodrog hullámtere Map
SKUEV0090 Slovakia Dunajske luhy Map
SKUEV0093 Slovakia Severny Bodicky kanal Map
HUBF20043 Hungary Mura mente Map
SKUEV0092 Slovakia Dolnovazske luhy Map
HUDI20026 Hungary Ipoly völgye Map
ROSCI0049 Romania Crișul Negru Map
BG0000182 Bulgaria Orsoya Map
SKUEV0393 Slovakia Dunaj Map
BG0002018 Bulgaria Ostrov Vardim Map
BG0000334 Bulgaria Ostrov Map
ROSCI0065 Romania Delta Dunării Map
HUKN20031 Hungary Alsó-Tisza hullámtér Map
HUBN20062 Hungary Középső-Ipoly-völgy Map
HUDD20056 Hungary Közép-Dráva Map
SKUEV0236 Slovakia Bodrog Map
SKUEV0182 Slovakia Cicovske luhy Map
BG0000614 Bulgaria Reka Ogosta Map
HUKM20008 Hungary Maros Map
ROSCI0088 Romania Gura Vedei - Șaica - Slobozia Map
SKUEV0314 Slovakia Morava Map
BG0000610 Bulgaria Reka Yantra Map
DE7545371 Germany Unterlauf der Rott von Bayerbach bis zur Mündung Map
HUFH20011 Hungary Rába Map
BG0000530 Bulgaria Pozharevo - Garvan Map
ROSCI0022 Romania Canaralele Dunării Map
HUBN20069 Hungary Kesznyéteni Sajó-öböl Map
HUBN20029 Hungary Girincsi Nagy-erdő Map
ROSCI0108 Romania Lunca Mureșului Inferior Map
HUBN20081 Hungary Long-erdő Map
SKUEV0064 Slovakia Bratislavske luhy Map
SKUEV0075 Slovakia Klatovske rameno Map
ROSCI0109 Romania Lunca Timișului Map
HUHN20002 Hungary Hortobágy Map
HUKM20017 Hungary Hármas-Körös Map
BG0000498 Bulgaria Vidbol Map
HUHN20089 Hungary Alsó-Zagyva hullámtere Map
BG0000529 Bulgaria Marten - Ryahovo Map
SKUEV0269 Slovakia Ostrovne lucky Map
AT1218000 Austria Machland Süd Map
AT1205A00 Austria Wachau Map
AT3122000 Austria Oberes Donau- und Aschachtal Map
AT1219000 Austria Niederösterreichische Alpenvorlandflüsse Map
AT1217A00 Austria Strudengau - Nibelungengau Map
AT1216000 Austria Tullnerfelder Donau-Auen Map
AT1202000 Austria March-Thaya-Auen Map
AT1204000 Austria Donau-Auen östlich von Wien Map
ROSCI0370 Romania Râul Mureș între Lipova și Păuliș Map
BG0000631 Bulgaria Novo selo Map
SKUEV1293 Slovakia Klucovske rameno Map
SKUEV1182 Slovakia Číčovské luhy Map
SKUEV1269 Slovakia Ostrovne lucky Map
HR5000014 Croatia Gornji tok Drave Map
HR2001308 Croatia Donji tok Drave Map
HR2000394 Croatia Kopački rit Map
HR2000364 Croatia Mura Map
HR2000372 Croatia Dunav - Vukovar Map
HR2001307 Croatia Dravske akumulacije Map
HR5000015 Croatia Srednji tok Drave Map
HR2001309 Croatia Dunav S od Kopačkog rita Map
AT3132000 Austria Machland Nord Map
AT3127000 Austria Eferdinger Becken Map
SKUEV0843 Slovakia Dolny tok Ondavy Map
SKUEV0819 Slovakia Vazsky Dunaj Map
SKUEV2393 Slovakia Dunaj Map
SKUEV0844 Slovakia Dolny tok Laborca Map
SKUEV0824 Slovakia Dolny tok Ipla Map
SKUEV0820 Slovakia Dolny tok Hrona Map
SKUEV0846 Slovakia Tisa Map
SKUEV2064 Slovakia Bratislavske luhy Map
SKUEV2090 Slovakia Dunajske luhy Map
SKUEV0822 Slovakia Maly Dunaj Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Balon's Ruffe English Fishbase
Balons Kaulbarsch German Fishbase
Donau-Kaulbarsch German Fishbase
Ježdík dunajský Czech Fishbase
Széles durbincs Hungarian Fishbase
No synonyms available.

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

European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Phone: +45 3336 7100