Leuciscus leuciscus was reported from 33 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 31 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 2 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 0 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Europe and Asia: North, Baltic, White and Barents Sea basins; Caspian basin, in Volga and Ural drainages; Black Sea basin, from Danube to Dniepr drainages; Atlantic basin, in Seine drainage; Mediterranean basin from Rhône to Arch drainages (France). Only very localized in Danube main river in Romania, in Scandinavia north of 69°N and most of cenral Finland. Populations from Siberia and East Asia usually referred to Leuciscus leuciscus are distinct species, Leuciscus baicalensis and Leuciscus dzungaricus (Ref. 59043). Has become widespread in Europe and gained access to Ireland as a bait fish. At least one country reports adverse ecological impact after introduction (Ref. 1739).
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Table 1: Present in 31 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Afghanistan AFG native 39701
Asia Armenia ARM native 683
Europe Austria AUT native 683
Asia Azerbaijan AZE native 683
Europe Belarus BLR native 683
Europe Belgium BEL native 683
Europe Bosnia Herzegov. BIH native 27368
Europe Croatia HRV native 27368
Europe Czechia CZE native 52149
Europe Denmark DNK native 9946
Europe Estonia EST native 33247
Europe Finland FIN native 6114
Europe France FRA native 40476
Asia Georgia GEO native 683
Europe Germany DEU native 1636
Europe Hungary HUN native 683
Europe Ireland IRL introduced 1739
Europe Latvia LVA native 683
Europe Lithuania LTU native 683
Europe Moldova MDA native 683
Europe Netherlands NLD native 683
Europe Poland POL native 683
Europe Romania ROU native 59043
Europe Russia RUS native 26334
Europe Serbia SRB native 683
Europe Slovakia SVK native 90058
Europe Slovenia SVN native 90061
Europe Sweden SWE native 683
Europe Switzerland CHE native 683
Europe UK GBR native 90052
Europe Ukraine UKR native 683

Table 2: Possible in 2 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Kazakhstan KAZ questionable 683
Europe Norway NOR questionable 683

Table 4: Reported from 33 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Afghanistan AFG native 39701
Asia Armenia ARM native 683
Europe Austria AUT native 683
Asia Azerbaijan AZE native 683
Europe Belarus BLR native 683
Europe Belgium BEL native 683
Europe Bosnia Herzegov. BIH native 27368
Europe Croatia HRV native 27368
Europe Czechia CZE native 52149
Europe Denmark DNK native 9946
Europe Estonia EST native 33247
Europe Finland FIN native 6114
Europe France FRA native 40476
Asia Georgia GEO native 683
Europe Germany DEU native 1636
Europe Hungary HUN native 683
Europe Ireland IRL introduced 1739
Asia Kazakhstan KAZ questionable 683
Europe Latvia LVA native 683
Europe Lithuania LTU native 683
Europe Moldova MDA native 683
Europe Netherlands NLD native 683
Europe Norway NOR questionable 683
Europe Poland POL native 683
Europe Romania ROU native 59043
Europe Russia RUS native 26334
Europe Serbia SRB native 683
Europe Slovakia SVK native 90058
Europe Slovenia SVN native 90061
Europe Sweden SWE native 683
Europe Switzerland CHE native 683
Europe UK GBR native 90052
Europe Ukraine UKR native 683
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