List of Freshwater Fishes for Romania

Number of freshwater fish species: 124 The tables below were generated from Fishbase.org - A project to provide indexing and links for all known species as the baseline dataset for studies of global biodiversity. All links below take you to pages on the fishbase.org site.
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Order Family Species Status FB name Name
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Abramis brama native Common bream Plătică 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Abramis sapa native White-eye bream Boţog 
Acipenseriformes Acipenseridae Acipenser gueldenstaedtii native Russian sturgeon Nisetru 
Acipenseriformes Acipenseridae Acipenser nudiventris native Fringebarbel sturgeon Viza 
Acipenseriformes Acipenseridae Acipenser ruthenus native Sterlet Cegă 
Acipenseriformes Acipenseridae Acipenser stellatus native Starry sturgeon Păstrugă 
Acipenseriformes Acipenseridae Acipenser sturio native Sturgeon Şip 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Alburnoides bipunctatus native Spirlin Beldiţă 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Alburnus alburnus native Bleak Obleţ şui 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Alburnus chalcoides native Danube bleak Obleţ mare 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Alburnus danubicus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Alburnus sarmaticus native   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Alosa caspia caspia native Caspian shad Rizeafcă 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Alosa immaculata native Pontic shad Scumbie de Dunăre 
Siluriformes Ictaluridae Ameiurus nebulosus introduced Brown bullhead Somn american 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla anguilla native European eel Anguilla europeana 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Aristichthys nobilis introduced Bighead carp Crap argintiu nobil 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Aspius aspius native Asp Avat 
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Atherina boyeri native Big-scale sand smelt Aterina 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ballerus ballerus native Zope Cosac-cu-bot-ascutit 
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Barbatula barbatula native Stone loach Grindel 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus barbus native Barbel Mreană 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus cyclolepis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus meridionalis native Mediterranean barbel Mreană vânătă 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus petenyi native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Benthophiloides brauneri native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Benthophilus nudus native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Benthophilus stellatus native Stellate tadpole-goby Umflătură 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Blicca bjoerkna native White bream Batcă 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius auratus auratus introduced Goldfish Caras-auriu 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius carassius native Crucian carp Caras 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius gibelio native Prussian carp Caras-argintiu 
Perciformes Gobiidae Caspiosoma caspium native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Chondrostoma nasus native Sneep Scobai 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Clupeonella cultriventris native Black Sea sprat Gingirica 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Cobitis elongata native  Fâsă mare 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Cobitis elongatoides native   
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Cobitis megaspila native   
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Cobitis rossomeridionalis native   
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Cobitis taenia native Spined loach Zvârlugă 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Coregonus albula introduced Vendace Păstrăv argintiu 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Coregonus lavaretus introduced Common whitefish Păstrăv argintiu 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Coregonus peled introduced Peled  
Scorpaeniformes Cottidae Cottus gobio native Bullhead Zglavoc 
Scorpaeniformes Cottidae Cottus poecilopus native Alpine bullhead  
Scorpaeniformes Cottidae Cottus transsilvaniae native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idella introduced Grass carp Cosas 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp Crap 
Esociformes Esocidae Esox lucius native Northern pike Ştiucă 
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Eudontomyzon danfordi native Carpathian lamprey Cicar 
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Eudontomyzon mariae native Ukrainian brook lamprey  
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Eudontomyzon vladykovi native Danubian brook lamprey  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis introduced Mosquitofish Gambuzie 
Gasterosteiformes Gasterosteidae Gasterosteus aculeatus aculeatus native Three-spined stickleback Ghidrin 
Gasterosteiformes Gasterosteidae Gasterosteus crenobiontus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Gobio gobio gobio native Gudgeon Porcuşor 
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobius paganellus native Rock goby  
Perciformes Percidae Gymnocephalus cernuus native Ruffe Balos 
Perciformes Percidae Gymnocephalus schraetser native Schraetzer  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Hucho hucho native Huchen Lostriţă 
Acipenseriformes Acipenseridae Huso huso native Beluga Morun 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrix introduced Silver carp Sânger 
Cypriniformes Catostomidae Ictiobus bubalus introduced Smallmouth buffalo Bufalo cu gura mica 
Cypriniformes Catostomidae Ictiobus cyprinellus introduced Bigmouth buffalo Bufalo cu gura mare 
Cypriniformes Catostomidae Ictiobus niger introduced Black buffalo Buffalo negru 
Perciformes Gobiidae Knipowitschia caucasica native  Guvid mic 
Perciformes Gobiidae Knipowitschia longecaudata native  Guvid mic 
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Lampetra planeri questionable European brook lamprey Chiscar mic 
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis gibbosus introduced Pumpkinseed Sticlete 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leucaspius delineatus native Belica Plevuşcă 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leuciscus idus native Ide Lugojanel 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leuciscus leuciscus native Common dace Clean mic 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leuciscus souffia native Varione Albisoara 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza aurata native Golden grey mullet Chefal auriu 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza ramado native Thinlip mullet Platarin 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza saliens native Leaping mullet Ostreinos 
Gadiformes Lotidae Lota lota native Burbot Mihalţ 
Perciformes Gobiidae Mesogobius batrachocephalus native Knout goby Hanos 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Misgurnus fossilis native Weatherfish Tipar 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus native Flathead mullet Laban 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil soiuy introduced So-iuy mullet  
Perciformes Gobiidae Neogobius gymnotrachelus native Racer goby Zglavoaca 
Perciformes Gobiidae Neogobius kessleri native Bighead goby Guvid de balta 
Perciformes Gobiidae Neogobius melanostomus native Round goby Babca neagra 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykiss introduced Rainbow trout Păstrăv curcubeu 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pelecus cultratus native Ziege Sabiţă 
Perciformes Percidae Perca fluviatilis native European perch Biban 
Perciformes Percidae Percarina demidoffii native Percarina  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Petroleuciscus borysthenicus native Dnieper chub Clean de baltă 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Phoxinus phoxinus native Eurasian minnow Boiştean 
Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectidae Platichthys flesus native Flounder Cambula 
Acipenseriformes Polyodontidae Polyodon spathula not established Mississippi paddlefish  
Perciformes Gobiidae Proterorhinus marmoratus native Tubenose goby Moaca de bradis 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pseudorasbora parva introduced Stone moroko Murgoi bălţat 
Gasterosteiformes Gasterosteidae Pungitius platygaster native Southern ninespine stickleback Pălămidă de baltă 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rhodeus amarus native Bitterling Boarta 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rhodeus sericeus native Amur bitterling Boarcă 
Perciformes Percidae Romanichthys valsanicola endemic Asprete Asprete 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Romanogobio albipinnatus native White-finned gudgeon Porcuşor de nisip 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Romanogobio antipai native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Romanogobio banaticus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Romanogobio kesslerii native Kessler's gudgeon Petroc 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Romanogobio uranoscopus native Danubian longbarbel gudgeon Petroc 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Romanogobio vladykovi native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rutilus frisii native Kutum Ţăran 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rutilus rutilus native Roach Babuşcă 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Sabanejewia aurata aurata native Goldside loach  
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Sabanejewia balcanica native Golden spined loach Sfârleaza 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Sabanejewia romanica endemic  Nisipariţă 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo trutta trutta native Sea trout Pastrav de mare 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus fontinalis introduced Brook trout Fântânel 
Perciformes Percidae Sander lucioperca native Pike-perch Şalău 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Sardina pilchardus native European pilchard Sardina 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Scardinius erythrophthalmus native Rudd Roşioară 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Scardinius racovitzai native   
Siluriformes Siluridae Silurus glanis native Wels catfish Somn 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Squalius cephalus native European Chub Clean 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Syngnathus schmidti native  Ac de mare ghimpat 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Thymallus thymallus native Grayling Lipan 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Tinca tinca native Tench Lin 
Esociformes Umbridae Umbra krameri native Mudminnow Ţigănuş 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Vimba vimba native Vimba Morunaş 
Perciformes Percidae Zingel streber native Danube streber Fusar 
Perciformes Percidae Zingel zingel native Zingel Pietrar 



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The copy for fish.mongabay.com was written in 1994-1995. Therefore some information such as scientific names may be out of date. For this, I apologize. Feel free to send corrections to me.