Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Percidae > Genus: Perca > Species: Perca fluviatilis

European perch - Perca fluviatilis Linnaeus, 1758

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Natura 2000 species code 5783

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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

Not available

Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Abbor Norwegian Fishbase
Abborre Swedish Fishbase
Åbor Norwegian Fishbase
Aborre Danish Fishbase
Aborri Icelandic Fishbase
Ahven Finnish Fishbase
An phéirse mhara Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Baars Dutch Fishbase
Bahrs German Fishbase
Barsch German Fishbase
Berse German Fishbase
Bersich German Fishbase
Biban Romanian Fishbase
European perch English Fishbase
Flußbarsch German Fishbase
Grgec Serbian Fishbase
Kostur Bulgarian Fishbase
Obyknovennyi okun' Russian Fishbase
Okon Polish Fishbase
Okoun rícní Czech Fishbase
Okun Russian Fishbase
Ostriz Macedonian Fishbase
Peirse Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Perca Italian Fishbase
Perca Portuguese Fishbase
Perca Spanish Fishbase
Pérca chaní Greek Fishbase
Perca europea Spanish Fishbase
Perca-europeia Portuguese Fishbase
Perch English Fishbase
Perche French Fishbase
Perche commune French Fishbase
Perche européenne French Fishbase
Perche fluviatile French Fishbase
Persico Italian Fishbase
Persico reale Italian Fishbase
Pesce Italian Fishbase
Pesce persico Italian Fishbase
Rechen kostur Bulgarian Fishbase
Rechnoi okun Ukrainian Fishbase
River perch English Fishbase
Sharmak Albanian Fishbase
Sügér Hungarian Fishbase
Tatlisu levregi Turkish Fishbase
Tatlisulevregi baligi Turkish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Perca fluvialis Cuvier, 1829
Perca vulgaris Schäfer, 1761
Perca italica Cuvier, 1828
Perca vulgaris aurata Fitzinger, 1832
Perca fluviatilis nigrescens Heckel, 1837
Perca helvetica Gronow, 1854
Perca fluviatilis gibba Smitt, 1892
Perca fluviatilis maculata Smitt, 1892
Perca fluviatilis aurea Smitt, 1892
Perca fluviatilis macedonica Karaman, 1924
Perca fluviatilis forma phragmiteti Berg, 1933
Perca fluviatilis subsp. gracilis Pokrovsky, 1951
Perca fluviatilis zaissanica Dianov, 1955
Perca fluviatilis intermedius Svetovidov & Dorofeyeva, 1963
Burstel bavarorum Schaeffer, 1761
Perca vulgaris Schrank, 1792
Perca vulgaris Fitzinger, 1832
Perca fluviatilis phragmiteti Berg, 1933
Perca fluviatilis gracilis Pokrovsky, 1951

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia 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: Perca fluviatilis 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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