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Blagdon Lake Birds

Annotated List of Fishes [2021 Revision]


Here is a site list of fishes based on the Natural History Museum checklist. All records are my own unless stated, so any inaccuracy is entirely down to me. If anyone has records they'd like to include, please contact me and I will insert and acknowledge them accordingly.


Osteichthyes (Bony fish)

  • European Eel Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758). Native with supplementary introductions.
  • Common Carp Cyprinus carpio Linnaeus, 1758. Probably introduced.
  • (Northern) Pike Esox lucius Linnaeus, 1758. Probably introduced.
  • Three-spined Stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus Linnaeus, 1758. Native.
  • Gudgeon Gobio gobio (Linnaeus, 1758). Probably no longer present.
  • Rainbow Trout Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum, 1792). Introduced, with regular supplementary triploid introductions.
  • (European) Perch Perca fluviatilis Linnaeus, 1758. Probably native.
  • Tench Tinca tinca (Linnaeus, 1758). Probably native.
  • Brown/Sea Trout Salmo trutta Linnaeus, 1758. Brown Trout Salmo trutta subsp. fario Linnaeus, 1758. Native with supplementary triploid introductions.


Key to abundance:

Extremely rare - five or less records

Very rare - twenty or less records

Rare - less than annual; many years between records

Very scarce - less than annual; typically every 2 or 3 years

Scarce - very small numbers virtually every year

Uncommon - recorded in low numbers each year

Fairly common - occurs in reasonable numbers

Common - regularly occurs in good numbers

Abundant - occurs in large numbers


Bibliography (sources of information)

  1. Natural History Museum checklist of British freshwater fishes.
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