List of freshwater fishes of Greece

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The following is a list of the freshwater fish species of Greece. The list includes all the known species, with their valid scientific names, their official common Greek names and any sub-species.[1]


Petromyzontidae[edit]

Taxonomy Common name Sub-species
Petromyzon marinus Petromyzon none
Eudontomyzon hellenicus Gavohelo none

Acipenseridae[edit]

Taxonomy Common name Sub-species
Huso huso Mourouna none
Acipenser naccari Xyryhi Adriatikis none
Acipenser sturio Xyryhi none
Acipenser stellatus Astroxyryhi none


Clupeidae[edit]

Taxonomy Common name Sub-species
Alosa (Alosa) fallax Sardelomana A. f. nilotica
Alosa (Caspialosa) macedonica Liparia none
Alosa (Caspialosa) caspia none A. c. vistonica


Salmonidae[edit]

Taxonomy Common name Sub-species
Salmo trutta Pestrofa S. t. dentex, S. t. macrostigma, S. t. pelagonicus, S. t. peristericus, S. t. macedonicus
Oncorhynchus mykiss Amerikaniki pestrofa none
Oncorhynchus kisutch Solomos koho none
Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinos none
Coregonus lavaretus Korigonos none

Esocidae[edit]

Taxonomy Common name Sub-species
Esox lucius Tourna none

Cyprinidae[edit]

Taxonomy Common name Sub-species
Rutilus rutilus Tsironi R. r. mariza, R. r. doiranensis, R. r. vegariticus
Rutilus ohridanus Platika R. o. prespensis
Rutilus ylikiensis Dromitsa, Hirokova none
Rutilus macedonicus Mavrotsironi none
Pachychilon pictus Hilas none
Pseudophoxinus stymphalicus Daska Ps. st. stymphalicus, Ps. st. marathonicus, Ps. st. thesproticus, Ps. st. minutus
Pseudophoxinus beoticus Paskoviza none
Phoxinellus pleurobipunctatus Liara none
Paraphoxinus epiroticus Tsima P. e. epiroticus, P. e. prespensis,
Tropidophoxinellus hellenicus Gournara none
Tropidophoxinellus spartiaticus Bafa none
Ladigesocypris ghigii Ghizani L. g. ghigii
Leucaspius delineatus Microsirko none
Leuciscus cephalus Tylinari L. c. albus, L. c. peloponnensis, L. c. vardarensis, L. c. macedonicus
Leuciscus "svallize" Drossina none
Leuciscus borysthenicus Tsailaki none
Leuciscus keadicus Menida none
Phoxinus phoxinus Kokkinogastros none
Scardinius erythrophthalmus Kokkinoftera none
Scardinius acarnanicus Tseroukia none
Scardinius graecus Kalamithra none
Aspius aspius Asprogrivado none
Tinca tinca Glini none
Chondrostoma prespensis Skoumbouzi none
Chondrostoma vardarensis Gourounomitis none
Gobio gobio Ghyftopsaro G. g. bulgaricus, G. g. balcanicus, G. g. feraensis
Gobio kessleri Mylonaki G. k. banarescui
Gobio uranoscopus Moustakas G. u. elimeius
Pseudorasbora parva Pseftorasbora none
Barbus barbus Moustakato B. b. macedonicus, B. b. thessalus
Barbus albanicus Strossidi none
Barbus graecus Skarouni none
Barbus prespensis Briana none
Barbus cyclolepis Virjana B. c. Cyclolepis, B. c. stroumicae, B. c. sperchiensis, B. c. cholorematicus
Barbus euboicus Petropsaro none
Barbus peloponnesius Hamossourtis B. p. peloponnesius, B. p. rebeli, B. p. petenyi
Alburnus alburnus Sirko A. a. macedonicus, A. a. thessalicus, A. a. stroumicae
Chalcalburnus chalcoides Ghelartza C. c. macedonicus
Chalcalburnus belvica Belovitsa none
Alburnoides bipunctatus Tsironaki A. b. ohridanus, A. b. thessalus, A. b. strymonicus
Abramis brama Lestia none
Vimba melanops Malamida none
Rhodeus sericeus Mourmouritsa R. s. amarus
Carassius carassius Koutsouras none
Carassius auratus Petalouda C. a. gibelio
Cyprinus carpio Grivadi, Cyprinos none
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix Assimocyprinos none
Ctenopharyngodon idella Hortofagos Cyprinos none
Aristichthys nobilis Marmarokyprinos none
Parabramis pekinensis Kineziki Lestia


Cobitidae[edit]

Taxonomy Common name Sub-species
Orthrias barbatulus Vinos O. b. vardarensis
Orthrias brandti Pterohili O. b. bureschi
Orthrias pindus Pindovinos none
Cobitis vardarensis Velonitsa none
Cobitis stephanidisi Ferovelonitsa none
Cobitis stroumicae Thrakovelonitsa none
Cobitis punctilineata Grammovelonitsa none
Cobitis trichonica Trichonovelonitsa none
Cobitis hellenica Lourovelonitsa C. h. arahthosensis
Cobitis meridionalis Vrygovelonitsa none
Sabanejewia aurata Hryssovelonitsa S. a. balcanica

Siluridae[edit]

Taxonomy Common name Sub-species
Silurus glanis Goulianos none
Silurus aristotelis Glanidi none

Anguillidae[edit]

Taxonomy Common name Sub-species
Anguilla anguilla Heli none

Gasterosteidae[edit]

Taxonomy Common name Sub-species
Gasterosteus aculeatus Agathero none
Pungitius platygaster Pontopygosteos none
Pungitius hellenicus Ellinopygosteos none


Syngnathidae[edit]

Taxonomy Common name Sub-species
Syngnathus abaster Sakorafa none

Cyprinodontidae[edit]

Taxonomy Common name Sub-species
Aphanius fasciatus Zaharias none
Valencia letourneuxi Zournas none


Poecilidae[edit]

Taxonomy Common name Sub-species
Gambusia affinis Kounoupopsaro none

Mugilidae[edit]

Taxonomy Common name Sub-species
Mugil cephalus Kephalos none
Liza aurata Myzinari none
Liza saliens Gastros, Kefalas none
Liza ramada Mavraki, Lafkinos none
Oedalechilus labeo Grentzos none
Chelon labrosus Velanitsa, Platarida none

Atherinidae[edit]

Taxonomy Common name Sub-species
Atherina boyeri Atherina none
Atherina hepsetus Souvlitis none


Serranidae[edit]

Taxonomy Common name Sub-species
Dicentrarchus labrax Lavraki none
Dicentrarchus punctatus Stiktolavraki none

Percidae[edit]

Taxonomy Common name Sub-species
Perca fluviatilis Perki none
Stizostedion lucioperca Potamolavrako none
Zingel streber Potamoloutsos Z. s. balcanicus


Centrarchidae[edit]

Taxonomy Common name Sub-species
Lepomis gibbosus Iliopsaro none


Blenniidae[edit]

Taxonomy Common name Sub-species
Salaria fluviatilis Potamosaliara none

Gobiidae[edit]

Taxonomy Common name Sub-species
Knipowitschia caucasica Pontogovios none
Knipowitschia thessala Thessalogovios none
Knipowitschia milleri Aheronogovios none
Knipowitschia panizzae Evinogovios none
Economidichthys pygmaeus Lourogovios none
Economidichthys trichonis Nanogovios none
Proterorhinus semilunaris Rinogovios none
Zosterisessor ophiocephalus Prassinogovios none

Pleuronectidae[edit]

Taxonomy Common name Sub-species
Platichthys flesus Fassi P. f. luscus

References[edit]

  1. ^ Economidis, P., S.; Check List of Freshwater Fishes of Greece: Recent Status of Threats and Protection; Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature, Athens, 1991 (Published with the Financial Assistance of the Programme for the Creation of a Data Bank for the Natural Environment of Greece)