Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Cypriniformes > Nemacheilidae > Barbatula > Barbatula barbatula

Barbatula barbatula (Stone loach; Terek stone loach; Siberian stone loach; Groundling; European stone loach; Bearded stone loach)

Synonyms: Barbatula barbatulus; Barbatula oreas; Cobitis barbatula; Cobitis barbatula pironae; Nemacheilus barbatulus; Nemacheilus barbatulus barbatulus; Nemacheilus barbatulus f. anglicana; Nemacheilus barbatulus f. blackiana; Nemacheilus sibiricus; Nemachilus barbatulus; Nemachilus barbatulus vardarensis; Noemacheilus barbatulus; Noemacheilus barbatulus f. hispanica; Noemacheilus barbulatus; Orthrias barbatulus; Orthrias oreas
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Wikipedia Abstract

The stone loach (Barbatula barbatula) is a species of fresh water ray-finned fish in the Balitoridae family.
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Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Brood Dispersal [1]  In the open
Brood Egg Substrate [1]  Phyto-lithophils
Brood Guarder [1]  No
Maximum Longevity [3]  7 years
Migration [2]  Potamodromous


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Central & Western Europe Austria, Belgium, Byelarus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom Palearctic Temperate Floodplain River and Wetlands    

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Brenta 73487 Italy  
Dorset Heaths 14161 England, United Kingdom
Emåns vattensystem i Kalmar län 3971 Sweden  
Fontanazzo 133 Italy  
Kivach Zapovednik IV 26885 Karelia, Russia
Matheswall/Schmielensee 265 Germany  
Mönchenried und Helmegräben bei Artern 843 Germany  
Norfolk Valley Fens 1523 England, United Kingdom  
North Pennine Dales Meadows 1228 England, United Kingdom
North West Pembrokeshire Commons/ Comins Gogledd Orllewin Sir Benfro 615 Wales, United Kingdom  
Palava Protected Landscape Area V   Czech Republic  
Pohlitzer Mühlenfließ 258 Germany  
Polana Biosphere Reserve 50311 Slovakia  
Rååns dalgång 121 Sweden  
Revingefältet 7431 Sweden  
River Derwent 1016 England, United Kingdom
River Derwent and Bassenthwaite Lake 4529 England, United Kingdom
River Eden 6087 England, United Kingdom  
River Usk/ Afon Wysg 2490 Wales, United Kingdom  
River Wensum 943 England, United Kingdom  
River Wye/ Afon Gwy 5523 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Spreewald Biosphere Reserve 117355 Germany  
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
Valle dell'Adige 35 Italy  
Visimskiy Zapovednik Biosphere Reserve 443816 Russia  

Prey / Diet

Asellus aquaticus (waterlouse)[4]
Baetis fuscatus[4]
Baetis rhodani (Large dark olive)[4]
Baetis scambus[4]
Baetis vernus[4]
Cottus gobio (Bullhead)[4]
Diplectrona felix[4]
Gammarus pulex[4]
Hydropsyche contubernalis[4]
Hydropsyche fulvipes[4]
Hydropsyche instabilis[4]
Hydropsyche pellucidula (Grey Flag Caddisfly)[4]
Lepidostoma hirtum[4]
Nigrobaetis niger[4]
Potamopyrgus antipodarum (New Zealand mud snail)[4]
Prodiamesa olivacea[4]
Serratella ignita[4]


Esox lucius (Jack)[4]
Hucho taimen (Taimen)[4]


Parasitized by 
Acanthocephalus anguillae[5]
Acanthocephalus lucii[5]
Allocreadium isoporum <Unverified Name>[5]
Allocreadium transversale <Unverified Name>[5]
Apatemon cobitidis <Unverified Name>[5]
Apatemon gracilis[5]
Ascaris barbatulae <Unverified Name>[5]
Ascaris trigonura <Unverified Name>[5]
Breviscolex orientalis <Unverified Name>[5]
Centrocestus armatus <Unverified Name>[5]
Crepidostomum farionis[5]
Crepidostomum metoecus[5]
Crepidostomum nemachilus <Unverified Name>[5]
Crepidostomum oschmarini <Unverified Name>[5]
Cyathocephalus truncatus <Unverified Name>[5]
Cystidicoloides ephemeridarum <Unverified Name>[5]
Diphyllobothrium dendriticum[5]
Diphyllobothrium ditremum[5]
Diphyllobothrium latum[5]
Diplostomum commutatum[5]
Diplostomum helveticum[5]
Diplostomum macrostomum <Unverified Name>[5]
Diplostomum mergi <Unverified Name>[5]
Diplostomum nemachili <Unverified Name>[5]
Diplostomum paraspathaceum[5]
Diplostomum petromyzifluviatilis <Unverified Name>[5]
Diplostomum phoxini[5]
Diplostomum spathaceum[5]
Diplostomum volvens[5]
Echinorhynchus truttae[5]
Gyrodactylus barbatuli <Unverified Name>[5]
Gyrodactylus dulmaae <Unverified Name>[5]
Gyrodactylus jiroveci <Unverified Name>[5]
Gyrodactylus laevis <Unverified Name>[5]
Gyrodactylus menschikowi <Unverified Name>[5]
Gyrodactylus nemachili <Unverified Name>[5]
Gyrodactylus pavlovskyi <Unverified Name>[5]
Gyrodactylus sedelnikovi <Unverified Name>[5]
Gyrodactylus toni <Unverified Name>[5]
Ligula intestinalis[5]
Metagonimus yokogawai[5]
Neoechinorhynchus rutili[5]
Paragyrodactylus barbatuli <Unverified Name>[5]
Phyllodistomum elongatum <Unverified Name>[5]
Phyllodistomum folium[5]
Pomphorhynchus laevis[5]
Posthodiplostomum cuticola[5]
Proteocephalus sagittus <Unverified Name>[5]
Proteocephalus torulosus[5]
Pseudocapillaria tomentosa <Unverified Name>[5]
Raphidascaris acus <Unverified Name>[5]
Rhabdochona denudata[5]
Rhabdochona ergensi <Unverified Name>[5]
Rhabdochona filamentosa <Unverified Name>[5]
Rhabdochona phoxini <Unverified Name>[5]
Sachalinorhynchus skrjabini[5]
Schistocephalus nemachili <Unverified Name>[5]
Schulmanella petruschewskii <Unverified Name>[5]
Sphaerostomum globiporum <Unverified Name>[5]
Streptocara crassicauda <Unverified Name>[5]
Triaenophorus nodulosus[5]
Tylodelphys clavata[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
London Aquarium
Museum de Besancon
Zoological Society of London


Amur; Asia - Inland waters; Atlantic, Northeast; Austria; Baltic Sea; Belarus; Belgium; Bulgaria; China; Croatia; Czech Republic; Denmark; Don; Elbe; Erqishi River; Estonia; Eurasia: Europe north of Caucasus, Pyrénées and Alps, from Loire and Rhone drainages eastward; British Isles ( except northern Scotland), southern Sweden and Finland (northward to about 66°N); northeastern Italy; Danube and Vardar drainages (Ref. 59043); Asia to China (Ref. 6111).; Eurasia: widely distributed from Ireland (where it was introduced) across Europe (except in the Italian and Iberian peninsula) and Asia to China. Perhaps conspecific with <i>Nemacheilus toni</i>, the Siberian stone loach that ranges from Siberia to Japa; Eurasia: widely distributed from Ireland (where it was introduced) across Europe (except in the Italian and Iberian peninsula) and Asia to China. Perhaps conspecific with <i>Nemacheilus toni</i>, the Siberian stone loach that ranges from Siberia to Japan (Ref. 4537).; Europe - Inland waters; Finland; France; Germany, Fed. Rep.; Greece; Hungary; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Korea, Dem. People's Rep; Korea, Republic of; Kuban River; Latvia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Moldova, Republic of; Netherlands; Onega River; Palearctic; Poland; Romania; Russian Federation; Serbia and Montenegro; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Ukraine; United Kingdom; Ural; Volga;



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3Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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