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Leuciscus aspius (Asp; Aral asp)

Synonyms: Alburnus iblioides; Aspius aspius; Aspius aspius aspius; Aspius aspius iblioides; Aspius aspius taeniatus; Aspius erytrostomus; Aspius linnei; Aspius rapax; Aspius rapax jaxartensis; Aspius transcaucasicus; Aspius vulgaris; Cyprinus aspius; Cyprinus rapax; Cyprinus taeniatus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The Asp is a European freshwater fish of the Cyprinid family. It is protected by the Bern Convention of endangered species and habitats (Appendix III). Asps are also on the IUCN Red List of endangered species. Normally asps are between 10 to 80 centimeters in length, with some reaching 120 centimeters, and weighing up to 12 kg. It inhabits lakes and lower reaches of rivers and estuaries. In spring, in April–June, the asps migrates from lakes to streams for spawning.
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Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  10.91 lbs (4.95 kg)
Female Maturity [3]  3 years 6 months
Male Maturity [1]  3 years 6 months
Brood Dispersal [2]  In the open
Brood Egg Substrate [2]  Lithophils
Brood Guarder [2]  No
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Maximum Longevity [3]  11 years
Migration [4]  Potamodromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Abavas senleja 36900 Latvia  
Aggtelek Biosphere Reserve National Park II 59233 Hungary
Alam-Pedja 85235 Estonia  
Alsó-Tisza-völgy 88306 Hungary  
Amudarya Zapovednik State Nature Reserve Ia 152861 Lebap, Turkmenistan  
Astrakhanskiy Biosphere Reserve Zapovednik Ia 167827 Astrakhan, Russia
Augsdaugava 129298 Latvia  
Balaton 145518 Hungary  
Berezinskiy Zapovednik State Nature Reserve Ia 209113 Belarus  
DELTA EVROU 31031 Greece  
DELTA EVROU KAI DYTIKOS VRACHIONAS 24359 Greece  
Darvinsky Zapovednik Ia 278421 Yaroslavl, Vologda, Russia
Djuröarna 5741 Sweden  
Dolina Biebrzy 299507 Poland  
Dolina Dolnego Bugu 183624 Poland  
Dolina Dolnej Pilicy 78633 Poland  
Dolina Dolnej Wisly 82926 Poland  
Dolina Liwca 67785 Poland  
Dolina Noteci 124867 Poland  
Dolina Pilicy 87367 Poland  
Dolina Pliszki 12439 Poland  
Dolina Ploni i Jezioro Miedwie 51289 Poland  
Doliny Brdy i Stazki w Borach Tucholskich 9757 Poland  
Dolna Odra 72985 Poland  
Dolny Wieprz 20219 Poland  
Elbtal zwischen Mühlberg und Greudnitz 12121 Germany  
Elbtal zwischen Schöna und Mühlberg 10658 Germany  
Ems 20304 Germany  
Emåns vattensystem i Kalmar län 3971 Sweden  
Engsö 17864 Sweden  
Felsõ-kiskunsági szikes puszták és turjánvidék 103542 Hungary  
Fertõ tó 27972 Hungary  
Finowtal -Pregnitzfließ 5213 Germany  
Flusslandschaft Elbe Biosphere Reserve 925242 Germany  
Färnebofjärden 12570 Sweden  
Gaujas nacionalais parks 227982 Latvia  
Gewässersystem der Luhe und unteren Neetze 6127 Germany  
Kalvö Skärgård 5336 Sweden  
Keeri-Karijärve 4758 Estonia  
Kesznyéten 15841 Hungary  
Khazar Zapovednik State Nature Reserve Ia 658105 Turkmenistan  
Kiskunsag Biosphere Reserve II 54598 Hungary  
Kiskunsági szikes tavak és az õrjegi turjánvidék 88335 Hungary  
Kleine Schorfheide - Havel 20249 Germany  
Koiva-Mustjõe luha 7856 Estonia  
Kärevere 6170 Estonia  
Kållands skärgårdar 16051 Sweden  
LIMNES KORONEIAS - VOLVIS, STENA RENTINAS KAI EVRYTERI PERIOCHI 399400 Greece  
LIMNES VOLVI KAI LAGKADA - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI 66589 Greece  
LIMNI KERKINI - KROUSIA - KORYFES OROUS BELES, ANGISTRO - CHAROPO 193493 Greece  
Laborecká vrchovina 266172 Slovakia  
Lahepera 34734 Estonia  
Legi Odrzanskie 44477 Poland  
Loode-Peipsi 4216 Estonia  
Millesvik och Lurö skärgård 58966 Sweden  
Mittellauf der Schwarzen Elster 6958 Germany  
Müggelspree-Müggelsee 4151 Germany  
Niederung der Unteren Havel/Gülper See 18160 Germany  
Nieszawska Dolina Wisly 9617 Poland  
Nordre älvs estuarium 17508 Sweden  
Nuthe-Nieplitz-Niederung 13800 Germany  
Nötön-Åråsviken 5408 Sweden  
Okskiy Biosphere Reserve 190748 Russia  
Ostoja Knyszynska 336272 Poland  
Ostoja Nadbuzanska 113759 Poland  
Ostoja Nidzianska 68254 Poland  
Ostoja Popradzka 143151 Poland  
Ostoja Przemyska 97994 Poland  
Ostoja Slowinska 79446 Poland    
Ostoja Wielkopolska 20824 Poland  
Piejura 10663 Latvia  
Przelom Wisly w Malopolsce 37353 Poland  
Przelomowa Dolina Narwi 45974 Poland  
Przelomowa Dolina Nysy Luzyckiej 4106 Poland  
Puurijärvi - Isosuo 8478 Finland  
Ridöarkipelagen 13925 Sweden  
Rzeka Pasleka 20803 Poland  
Rába 10447 Hungary  
Sahmeni 67501 Estonia  
Sandr Wdy 15619 Poland  
Schnelle Havel 6281 Germany  
Schorfheide-Chorin Biosphere Reserve 319164 Germany
Solecka Dolina Wisly 17372 Poland  
Struuga 4238 Estonia    
Strömsholm 5905 Sweden  
Studenetz 69315 Bulgaria  
Szigetköz 42447 Hungary  
Trebon Basin Protected Landscape Area V 173393 Czech Republic  
Ujscie Odry i Zalew Szczecinski 130007 Poland  
Ujscie Warty 82280 Poland  
Uroczyska Puszczy Drawskiej 183887 Poland  
Vereinigte Mulde und Muldeauen 14592 Germany  
Voronezhskiy Biosphere Reserve 95835 Russia  
Värmlandsskärgården 53005 Sweden  
Werbellinkanal 8551 Germany  
Zaleczanski Luk Warty 23023 Poland  
Zatoka Pucka i Pólwysep Helski 66334 Poland    
Zempléni-hegység a Szerencsi-dombsággal és a Hernád-völggyel 284651 Hungary  
Ziemelgauja 53743 Latvia  
Õrség 117301 Hungary  

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Acanthocephalus anguillae[5]
Acanthocephalus lucii[5]
Allocreadium isoporum <Unverified Name>[5]
Ancyrocephalus paradoxus[5]
Anguillicola crassus <Unverified Name>[5]
Anisakis schupakovi <Unverified Name>[5]
Apophallus muehlingi[5]
Ascocotyle coleostoma[5]
Aspidogaster limacoides[5]
Asymphylodora imitans <Unverified Name>[5]
Asymphylodora kubanicum <Unverified Name>[5]
Bothriocephalus acheilognathi[5]
Camallanus lacustris[5]
Camallanus truncatus[5]
Capillaria tomentosa <Unverified Name>[5]
Caryophyllaeides fennica <Unverified Name>[5]
Caryophyllaeus laticeps <Unverified Name>[5]
Clinostomum complanatum <Unverified Name>[5]
Contracaecum microcephalum <Unverified Name>[5]
Contracaecum siluri-glanidis <Unverified Name>[5]
Contracaecum spiculigerum[5]
Contracaecum squalii <Unverified Name>[5]
Cottocomephoronema problematica <Unverified Name>[5]
Cucullanus dogieli <Unverified Name>[5]
Dactylogyrus alatus <Unverified Name>[5]
Dactylogyrus cornu <Unverified Name>[5]
Dactylogyrus robustus <Unverified Name>[5]
Dactylogyrus similis[5]
Dactylogyrus tuba <Unverified Name>[5]
Dactylogyrus yinwenyingae <Unverified Name>[5]
Dioctophyme renale[5]
Diplostomum spathaceum[5]
Diplozoon amurensis <Unverified Name>[5]
Diplozoon paradoxum[5]
Diplozoon pavlovskii <Unverified Name>[5]
Eubothrium crassum[5]
Eustrongylides excisus <Unverified Name>[5]
Eustrongylides mergorum <Unverified Name>[5]
Gyrodactylus elegans[5]
Ichthyocotylurus pileatus[5]
Metagonimus yokogawai[5]
Molnaria intestinalis <Unverified Name>[5]
Neoechinorhynchus rutili[5]
Nicolla skrjabini <Unverified Name>[5]
Opisthorchis felineus <Unverified Name>[5]
Paracoenogonimus ovatus <Unverified Name>[5]
Paradilepis scolecina[5]
Paradiplozoon homoion[5]
Paradiplozoon pavlovskii <Unverified Name>[5]
Paradiplozoon vojteki <Unverified Name>[5]
Paraquimperia tenerrima <Unverified Name>[5]
Philometra kotlani <Unverified Name>[5]
Philometra ovata <Unverified Name>[5]
Philometra rischta <Unverified Name>[5]
Philometra sanguinea <Unverified Name>[5]
Phyllodistomum elongatum <Unverified Name>[5]
Pomphorhynchus laevis[5]
Porrocaecum reticulatum <Unverified Name>[5]
Posthodiplostomum cuticola[5]
Proteocephalus torulosus[5]
Raphidascaris acus <Unverified Name>[5]
Rhabdochona denudata[5]
Sphaerostomum bramae <Unverified Name>[5]
Sphaerostomum globiporum <Unverified Name>[5]
Triaenophorus crassus[5]
Tylodelphys clavata[5]

Distribution

Afghanistan; Albania; Amudar'ya; Andorra; Aral Sea; Armenia; Asia - Inland waters; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northeast; Austria; Azerbaijan; Baltic Sea; Belarus; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Caspian Sea; China; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Don; Elbe; Estonia; Europe - Inland waters; Europe and Asia: large rivers draining to North Sea (Weser, Elbe), Baltic Sea (southern tributaries, Norway east of Oslo, southern Sweden, Kokemären drainage in southern Finland), Black Sea, Sea of Azov and Caspian Sea; Aegean Sea basin, from Maritza to Lake Volvi drainages. Absent in Black Sea basin south of Danube and Rioni (Georgia) drainages, but present in Turkey west of Ankara. Introduced in Rhine, Northern Dvina and Lake Balkhash (Asia) (Ref. 59043). Appendix III of the Bern Convention (protected fauna). Subspecies <i>Aspius aspius iblioides</i> recognized by authors for the Aral Sea (Ref. 13403).; European waters, except for Denmark, Great Britain and southern regions (Ref. 9696). Large rivers draining to North Sea (Weser, Elbe), Baltic Sea (southern tributaries, Norway east of Oslo, southern Sweden, Kokemären drainage in southern Finland), Black S; European waters, except for Denmark, Great Britain and southern regions (Ref. 9696). Large rivers draining to North Sea (Weser, Elbe), Baltic Sea (southern tributaries, Norway east of Oslo, southern Sweden, Kokemären drainage in southern Finland), Black Sea, Sea of Azov and Caspian Sea; Aegean Sea basin, from Maritza to Lake Volvi drainages. Introduced in Rhine, Northern Dvina and Lake Balkhash (Asia) (Ref. 59043). Appendix III of the Bern Convention (protected fauna). Subspecies <i>Aspius aspius iblioides</i> recognized by authors for the Aral Sea (Ref. 13403).; Finland; France; Georgia; Germany, Fed. Rep.; Gibraltar; Greece; Hungary; Iran (Islamic Rep. of); Issyk-Kul Lake; Italy; Kazakhstan; Kuban River; Kyrgyzstan; Latvia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Malta; Moldova, Republic of; Netherlands; North Sea; Norway; Norwegian Sea; Palearctic; Poland; Rhine; Romania; Russian Federation; Serbia and Montenegro; Slovakia; Sweden; Switzerland; Turkey; Turkmenistan; Ukraine; Uzbekistan; Volga; Yili River;

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Citations

Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2Grenouillet, G. & Schmidt-Kloiber., A.; 2006; Fish Indicator Database. Euro-limpacs project, Workpackage 7 - Indicators of ecosystem health, Task 4, www.freshwaterecology.info, version 5.0 (accessed on July 3, 2012). 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. 4Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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