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Table 1 Species list and relative abundance of fish found during each of the four sampling periods at the BASF site at Ludwigshafen am Rhein

From: 34 years of investigation in the Rhine River at Ludwigshafen, Germany – trends in Rhine fish populations

Fish species and cyclostomes Conservation status Germany Conservation status Rhineland-Palatinate Frequency of occurrence [%]
Common name Scientific name    1976-1980 (n=9) 1981-1990 (n=10) 1991-2000 (n=6) 2001-2010 (n=4)
Asp1 Aspius aspius - 2 0 20 100 100
Barbel1 Barbus barbus 2 2 0 10 83 100
Bighead goby2 Neogobius kessleri - - 0 0 0 25
Bleak Alburnus alburnus - - 78 100 67 75
Bream Abramis brama - - 100 100 100 50
Brown trout Salmo trutta fario - 2 33 10 17 0
Burbot Lota lota 2 2 0 20 34 0
Carp1 Cyprinus carpio 2 - 11 20 34 75
Catfish1 Silurus glanis 2 3 0 40 100 100
Chub1 Squalius cephalus - - 33 90 100 100
Dace Leuciscus leuciscus 3 - 0 10 0 75
Eurasian ruffe1 Gymnocephalus cernua - - 0 40 83 100
European brook lamprey Lampetra planeri 2 2 0 0 0 50
European bullhead Cottus gobio 2 2 0 0 0 25
European eel Anguilla anguilla 3 4 100 100 100 100
European perch Perca fluviatilis - - 100 100 100 100
Gudgeon Gobio gobio - 3 11 60 50 50
Nase1 Chondrostoma nasus 2 2 11 10 34 75
Pike3, 4 Esox lucius 3 2 78 60 34 25
Pikeperch2 Sander lucioperca - 4 56 60 67 75
Prussian carp, gibel carp Carassius gibelio - - 0 20 0 0
Roach Rutilus rutilus - - 100 100 100 100
Round gobi2 Neogobius melanostomus - - 0 0 0 25
Rudd Scardinius erythrophthalmus - 4 100 100 100 100
Sea trout Salmo trutta trutta 2 1 33 10 17 0
Silver bream Blicca bjoerkna - - 0 0 0 25
Spined loach Cobitis taenia 2 2 0 0 17 0
Spirlin Alburnoides bipunctatus 2 2 0 0 0 25
Sunfish2, 3 Lepomis gibbosus - - 0 0 50 25
Tench Tinca tinca - - 33 30 0 0
Tubenose goby2 Proterorhinus marmoratus - - 0 0 0 25
  1. 1 Numbers increased during the observation period.
  2. 2 Neozoa.
  3. 3 Found mainly at the lentic harbour side.
  4. 4 Numbers decreased during the observation period.