Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Cypriniformes > Family: Cyprinidae > Genus: Leuciscus > Species: Leuciscus leuciscus

Common dace - Leuciscus leuciscus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Natura 2000 species code 5697

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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

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Acourcie French Fishbase
Assée French Fishbase
Aubour French Fishbase
Clean Romanian Fishbase
Clean-mic Romanian Fishbase
Common dace English Fishbase
Coucie French Fishbase
Dace English Fishbase
Dard French Fishbase
Deas Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Elets obyknovennyi Russian Fishbase
Eletz Russian Fishbase
Gullbust Norwegian Fishbase
Hasel German Fishbase
Hasila German Fishbase
Hasile German Fishbase
Haslong Norwegian Fishbase
Heseln German Fishbase
Jelec Polish Fishbase
Jelec europejski Polish Fishbase
Jelec proudník Czech Fishbase
Klen Bulgarian Fishbase
Klenic Serbian Fishbase
Klenic Slovenian Fishbase
Nyuldomolykó Hungarian Fishbase
Schwal French Fishbase
Seipi Finnish Fishbase
Serpeling Dutch Fishbase
Sièje French Fishbase
Sièjo French Fishbase
Stäm Swedish Fishbase
Strømskalle Danish Fishbase
Vandoise French Fishbase
Synonym Author
Cyprinus leuciscus Linnaeus, 1758
Cyprinus grislagine Linnaeus, 1758
Cyprinus dobula Linnaeus, 1758
Cyprinus squalus Walbaum, 1792
Cyprinus graining Walbaum, 1792
Cyprinus umbra Walbaum, 1792
Cyprinus lancastriensis Shaw, 1804
Cyprinus simus Römer-Büchner, 1827
Leuciscus vulgaris Fleming, 1828
Leuciscus argenteus Finzinger, 1832
Leuciscus rostratus Agassiz, 1835
Leuciscus rodens Agassiz, 1835
Leuciscus majalis Agassiz, 1835
Cyprinus mugilis Vallot, 1837
Leuciscus saltator Bonaparte, 1845
Squalius lepusculus Heckel, 1852
Squalius chalybeius Heckel, 1852
Cyprinus salax Gronow, 1854
Squalius suworzewi Warpachovski, 1889
Squalius mehdem Warpachovski, 1897
Idus stagnalis Dubalen, 1913
Leuciscus rostratus Valenciennes, 1844
Squalius vulgaris robustior Walecki, 1863
Squalius baicalensis Dybowsky, 1874
Leuciscus leuciscus roulei Bertin & Estève, 1948
Leuciscus dobula (Linnaeus, 1758)
Squalius vulgaris minor Walecki, 1863
Squalius vulgaris argenteus Walecki, 1863
Squalius vulgaris leptorhinus Walecki, 1863
Squalidus baicalensis (non Dybowski, 1874)
Squalius leuciscus elongata Fatio, 1882
Squalius leuciscus elata Fatio, 1882
Squalius leuciscus lateristriga Fatio, 1882
Leuciscus leuciscus baicalensis teletzkensis Johansen, 1945
Leuciscus leuciscus baicalensis kirgisorum Berg, 1912

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
NOBANIS: Leuciscus leuciscus 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
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