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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Percidae
Genus: Gymnocephalus
G. schraetser
Binomial name
Gymnocephalus schraetser
  • Perca schraetser Linnaeus, 1758
  • Acerina schraetser (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Schraitser ratisbonensium J. C. Schaeffer, 1761
  • Perca danubiensis Gronow, 1854

The schraetzer (Gymnocephalus schraetser) or striped ruffe, is a species of perch native to the Danube basin. It is a schooling fish, being found over muddy or sandy bottoms of moderately flowing large rivers. This species can reach a length of 30 centimetres (12 in) TL though most only grow to 15 centimetres (5.9 in). The greatest recorded weight for this species is 250 grams (8.8 oz). While of no interest to commercial fisheries, it is popular as a game fish and is also frequently used as bait in pursuit of other species.[2]


  1. ^ Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. 2008. Gymnocephalus schraetser. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. Downloaded on 01 May 2014.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Gymnocephalus schraetser" in FishBase. April 2014 version.