Silurus glanis was reported from 44 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 41 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 0 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 3 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Europe and Asia. North, Baltic, Black, Caspian and Aral Sea basins, as far north as southern Sweden and Finland; Aegean Sea basin in Maritza and from Struma to Sperchios drainages; Turkey. Absent from the rest of Mediterranean basin. Now widely introduced and translocated throught Europe and Lake Balkhash basin in Kazakhstan. Several countries report adverse ecological impact after introduction. In Appendix III of the Bern Convention (protected fauna).
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Table 1: Present in 41 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Afghanistan AFG native 39701
Europe Albania ALB native 83428
Asia Armenia ARM native 683
Europe Austria AUT native 556
Asia Azerbaijan AZE native 683
Europe Belarus BLR native 683
Europe Bosnia Herzegov. BIH introduced 59043
Europe Bulgaria BGR native 556
Asia China CHN introduced 55380
Europe Croatia HRV introduced 13686
Europe Czechia CZE native 52149
Europe Estonia EST native 33247
Europe France FRA introduced 40476
Asia Georgia GEO native 683
Europe Germany DEU native 556
Europe Greece GRC native 683
Europe Hungary HUN native 556
Asia Iran IRN native 39702
Europe Italy ITA introduced 27118
Asia Kazakhstan KAZ native 9988
Europe Latvia LVA native 683
Europe Lithuania LTU native 683
Europe Moldova MDA native 683
Europe Netherlands NLD introduced 80674
Europe Poland POL native 683
Europe Portugal PRT introduced 57050
Europe Romania ROU native 556
Europe Russia RUS native 26334
Europe Serbia SRB native 683
Europe Slovakia SVK native 90058
Europe Slovenia SVN native 90061
Europe Spain ESP introduced 27761
Europe Sweden SWE native 556
Europe Switzerland CHE native 683
Asia Syria SYR introduced 74657
Africa Tunisia TUN introduced 13686
Asia Turkey TUR native 58342
Asia Turkmenistan TKM native 30700
Europe UK GBR introduced 1739
Europe Ukraine UKR native 683
Asia Uzbekistan UZB native 11145

Table 3: Absent from 3 country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Algeria DZA not established 13686
Europe Denmark DNK extirpated 683
Europe Finland FIN extirpated 6114

Table 4: Reported from 44 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Afghanistan AFG native 39701
Europe Albania ALB native 83428
Africa Algeria DZA not established 13686
Asia Armenia ARM native 683
Europe Austria AUT native 556
Asia Azerbaijan AZE native 683
Europe Belarus BLR native 683
Europe Bosnia Herzegov. BIH introduced 59043
Europe Bulgaria BGR native 556
Asia China CHN introduced 55380
Europe Croatia HRV introduced 13686
Europe Czechia CZE native 52149
Europe Denmark DNK extirpated 683
Europe Estonia EST native 33247
Europe Finland FIN extirpated 6114
Europe France FRA introduced 40476
Asia Georgia GEO native 683
Europe Germany DEU native 556
Europe Greece GRC native 683
Europe Hungary HUN native 556
Asia Iran IRN native 39702
Europe Italy ITA introduced 27118
Asia Kazakhstan KAZ native 9988
Europe Latvia LVA native 683
Europe Lithuania LTU native 683
Europe Moldova MDA native 683
Europe Netherlands NLD introduced 80674
Europe Poland POL native 683
Europe Portugal PRT introduced 57050
Europe Romania ROU native 556
Europe Russia RUS native 26334
Europe Serbia SRB native 683
Europe Slovakia SVK native 90058
Europe Slovenia SVN native 90061
Europe Spain ESP introduced 27761
Europe Sweden SWE native 556
Europe Switzerland CHE native 683
Asia Syria SYR introduced 74657
Africa Tunisia TUN introduced 13686
Asia Turkey TUR native 58342
Asia Turkmenistan TKM native 30700
Europe UK GBR introduced 1739
Europe Ukraine UKR native 683
Asia Uzbekistan UZB native 11145
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