Berlin Environmental Atlas

02.08 Fish Fauna (Edition 2004)

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02.08 Fish Fauna
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Bodies of water types and average number of verified native fish species

  Bodies of water type Average number of fish species
FS river lake 16-18
SN stillwater natural lake 10-12
SK stillwater manmade lake 8-10
RB retention basin 7-9
TP pond, pool 4-6
F naturally running water 15-17
K canal 11-13
G trench, amelioration trench 3-5
KA sewage treatment plant discharge 6-8

01 Weatherfish Misgurnus fossilis (Linnaeus, 1758) (**) threatened by extinction
02 Spined loach Cobitis taenia (Linnaeus, 1758) (**) endangered
03 Burbot Lota lota (Linnaeus, 1758) very endangered
04 Nine-spined stickleback Pungitius pungitius (Linnaeus, 1758) very endangered
05 Sheath-fish, wels, catfish   Silurus glanis (Linnaeus, 1758) endangered
06 Three-spined stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
07 Ruffe Gymnocephalus cernua (Linnaeus, 1758)
08 Smelt Osmerus eperlanus f. spirinchus (Pallas, 1811) endangered
09 Pike Esox lucius (Linnaeus, 1758) endangered/stocking (*)
10 Eel Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758) endangered/stocking (*)
11 Perch Perca fluviatilis (Linnaeus, 1758)
12 Zander Stizostedion lucioperca (Linnaeus, 1758)
13 Bitterling Rhodeus sericeus amarus (Bloch, 1782) (**) threatened by extinction
14 Chub Leuciscus cephalus (Linnaeus, 1758) very endangered
15 Dace Leuciscus leuciscus (Linnaeus, 1758) endangered
16 Ide
17 Gudgeon Gobio gobio (Linnaeus, 1758) endangered
18 Moderlieschen Leucaspius delineatus (Heckel, 1843) endangered
19 Roach Rutilus rutilus (Linnaeus, 1758)
20 Rudd Scardinius erythrophthalmus (Linnaeus, 1758)
21 Asp Aspius aspius (Linnaeus, 1758) (**)
22 Bleak Alburnus alburnus (Linnaeus, 1758)
23 Bream Abramis brama (Linnaeus,1758)
24 White bream Blicca bjoerkna (Linnaeus, 1758)
25 Tench Tinca tinca (Linnaeus, 1758)
26 Crucian carp Carassius carassius (Linnaeus,1758) very endangered
27 Rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss (Richardson, 1836)
28 Grass carp Ctenopharyngodon idella (Valenciennes, 1844)
29 Gibel carp Carassius auratus gibelio (Bloch, 1783)
30 Goldfish Carassius auratus auratus (Bloch, 1758)
31 Carp Cyprinus carpio (Linnaeus, 1758)
32 Silver carp Hypophthalmichthys molitrix (Valenciennes, 1844)
33 Brown bullhead Ictalurus nebulosus (Le Sueur, 1819)
34 Marble Carp Hypophthalmichthys nobilis (Richardson, 1845)

(*) Natural stocks very endangered to extinct. Existence due mainly to stocking.
(**) Species of the appendix II of the FFH-directive of the EU

Frequency in each bodies of water Degree of endangerment
frequent small stocks seldom
yc017 yc064 yc198 threatened by extinction
yc102 yc148 yc197 very endangered
yc218 yc226 yc234 endangered
yc200 yc214 yc228 endangered/ stocking (*)
yc082 yc163 yc229 not presently endangered
yc047 yc141 yc188 not indigenous
  1. The color scale for the degree of endangerment of species is based on the consideration that the existence of endangered species in a body of water is to be evaluated as very positive for that body of water.

Imprint of the Map

1 : 50 000

Published by:
Senate Department for Urban Development in Berlin
Special section communication

IX B 2 Urban and Environmental Information System

Dr. Christian Wolter


  • Fishing data from 1994-2002 of 170 waters in Berlin,
    small waters onetime, bigger waters several times for different seasons, Status Dec. 2002
  • Fishing statistics, Fishing department Berlin

Map production:
IX B 2

Status of revision:
February 2004

Based on the maps:
Digital map of ISU 1 : 50 000 (ISU 50), Status 2001

Revised Edition 2004

Map as PDF-Document

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