Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Cypriniformes > Cyprinidae > Chondrostoma > Chondrostoma nasus

Chondrostoma nasus (Common nase; Nase; Undermouth; Sneep)

Synonyms: Chondrostoma caerulescens; Chondrostoma nasus hernadiensis; Chondrostoma nasus nasus; Chondrostoma nasus ohridanum; Chondrostoma nasus ohridanus; Chondrostoma ohridanum; Chondrostomus nasus auratus; Cyprinus nasus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The common nase (Chondrostoma nasus) is a European potamodromous cyprinid fish. It is often simply called the nase, but that can refer to any species of its genus Chondrostoma. Another name is sneep.
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Adult Weight [1]  1.82 lbs (825 g)
Maximum Longevity [1]  15 years
Migration [2]  Potamodromous


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Cantabric Coast - Languedoc France, Spain Palearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    
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
Beskid Niski 375518 Poland  
Bieszczady 275571 Poland  
Czarna Orawa 455 Poland  
Dolina Biebrzy 299507 Poland  
Dolina Dolnej Pilicy 78633 Poland  
Dolina Liwca 67785 Poland  
Dolina Pilicy 87367 Poland  
Laborecká vrchovina 266172 Slovakia  
Legi Odrzanskie 44477 Poland  
Ostoja Nadbuzanska 113759 Poland  
Ostoja Przemyska 97994 Poland  
Ostoja Welska 8363 Poland  
Pieniny 5773 Poland  
Rzeka San 3397 Poland  
Studenetz 69315 Bulgaria  
Uroczyska Puszczy Drawskiej 183887 Poland  
Zaleczanski Luk Warty 23023 Poland  


Hucho hucho (danube salmon or huchen)[3]
Larus cachinnans (Yellow-legged Gull)[4]


Parasitized by 
Acanthocephalus anguillae[5]
Allocreadium isoporum <Unverified Name>[5]
Allocreadium markewitschi <Unverified Name>[5]
Anguillicola crassus <Unverified Name>[5]
Apophallus muehlingi[5]
Asymphylodora markewitschi <Unverified Name>[5]
Bothriocephalus acheilognathi[5]
Capillaria brevispicula <Unverified Name>[5]
Caryophyllaeides fennica <Unverified Name>[5]
Caryophyllaeus laticeps <Unverified Name>[5]
Crowcrocaecum skrjabini[5]
Dactylogyrus chondrostomi <Unverified Name>[5]
Dactylogyrus cornu <Unverified Name>[5]
Dactylogyrus dirigerus <Unverified Name>[5]
Dactylogyrus ergensi <Unverified Name>[5]
Dactylogyrus nybelini <Unverified Name>[5]
Dactylogyrus similis[5]
Dactylogyrus sphyrna[5]
Dactylogyrus vistulae <Unverified Name>[5]
Diplostomulum clavatum <Unverified Name>[5]
Diplostomum spathaceum[5]
Diplozoon homoion <Unverified Name>[5]
Gyrodactylus chondrostomatis <Unverified Name>[5]
Gyrodactylus macrocornis <Unverified Name>[5]
Gyrodactylus paraminimus <Unverified Name>[5]
Ichthyocotylurus pileatus[5]
Ligula intestinalis[5]
Metagonimus yokogawai[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]
Philometra rischta <Unverified Name>[5]
Pomphorhynchus laevis[5]
Posthodiplostomum cuticola[5]
Proteocephalus torulosus[5]
Raphidascaris acus <Unverified Name>[5]
Tetraonchus monenteron[5]
Triaenophorus nodulosus[5]
Tylodelphys clavata[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Museum de Besancon
Zoo de Fuengirola (Rain Forest SL)


Austria; Baltic Sea; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Czech Republic; Danube; Dneper; Elbe; Europe - Inland waters; Europe: Basins of Black (Danube, Dniestr, South Bug and Dniepr drainages), southern Baltic (Nieman, Odra, Vistula) and southern North Seas (westward to Meuse). Invasive or introduced in Rhône, Loire, Hérault, Seine (France) and Soca (Italy, Slovenia) drainages. Reports from the Drin drainage including Lakes Ohrid and Skadar represent a distinct species. In Appendix III of the Bern Convention (protected fauna).; Europe: Rhine and Danube river basins. In Appendix III of the Bern Convention (protected fauna).; France; Germany, Fed. Rep.; Greece; Hungary; Italy; Kama; Loire; Meuse; Moldova, Republic of; Netherlands; Oder; Palearctic; Poland; Romania; Russian Federation; Serbia and Montenegro; Slovakia; Switzerland; Turkey; Ukraine;



Attributes / relations provided by
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2Riede, Klaus (2004) Global Register of Migratory Species - from Global to Regional Scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. 330 pages + CD-ROM
3Jorrit 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.
4Robert Gwiazda, Dariusz Bukaciński, Grzegorz Neubauer, Marcin Faber, Jacek Betleja, Magdalena Zagalska-Neubauer, Monika Bukacińska & Przemysław Chylarecki, Diet composition of the Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans) in inland Poland: effects of breeding area, breeding stage and sympatric breeding with the Herring Gull (Larus argentatus), Ornis Fennica 88:80–89. 2011
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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