Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Cypriniformes > Family: Cyprinidae > Genus: Tinca > Species: Tinca tinca

Tench - Tinca tinca (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Natura 2000 sites 1 are designated for this species
Natura 2000 species code 5885

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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

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ES4240018 Spain Sierra de Altomira Map

Protected sites

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Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Aiguillons French Fishbase
Alia German Fishbase
Compó Hungarian Fishbase
Curaman Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Glini Greek Fishbase
Glínia Greek Fishbase
Grunnungur Icelandic Fishbase
Kadife baligi Turkish Fishbase
Lin Bulgarian Fishbase
Lin Polish Fishbase
Lin Romanian Fishbase
Lin Russian Fishbase
Lín obecný Czech Fishbase
Lin' Russian Fishbase
Lindare Swedish Fishbase
Linë Albanian Fishbase
Linis Macedonian Fishbase
Linj Slovenian Fishbase
Linjak Serbian Fishbase
Schlei German Fishbase
Schleie French Fishbase
Schleie German Fishbase
Schlien German Fishbase
Slia German Fishbase
Suder Danish Fishbase
Sudre Norwegian Fishbase
Sutare Swedish Fishbase
Suter Norwegian Fishbase
Suutari Finnish Fishbase
Tanche French Fishbase
Tenca Portuguese Fishbase
Tenca Romanian Fishbase
Tenca Spanish Fishbase
Tench English Fishbase
Tenco French Fishbase
Tinca Italian Fishbase
Tinca Portuguese Fishbase
Tinche French Fishbase
Yesil sazan Turkish Fishbase
Zeelt Dutch Fishbase
Synonym Author
Cyprinus tinca Linnaeus, 1758
Tinca vulgaris Fleming, 1828
Tinca italica Bonaparte, 1836
Tinca chrysitis Fitzinger, 1832
Cyprinus tinca auratus Bloch, 1782
Tinca aurea Gmelin, 1788
Cyprinus zeelt Lacepède, 1803
Cyprinus tincauratus Lacepède, 1803
Cyprinus tincaurea Shaw, 1804
Tinca vulgaris maculata Costa, 1838
Tinca communis Swainson, 1839
Tinca limosa Koch, 1840
Tinca linnei Malm, 1877
Tinca vulgaris cestellae Segre, 1904
Tinca vulgaris (non Valenciennes, 1842)
Cyprinus tincaauratus Bloch, 1782

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: Tinca tinca 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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