Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Pleuronectiformes > Family: Pleuronectidae > Genus: Platichthys > Species: Platichthys flesus

Butt - Platichthys flesus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Natura 2000 species code 5788

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Bot Dutch Fishbase
Butt English Fishbase
Butt German Fishbase
Butte German Fishbase
Cambula Romanian Fishbase
Chamatída Greek Fishbase
Cheimara Greek Fishbase
Chernomorskaya kambala Russian Fishbase
Derepisi baligi Turkish Fishbase
Derepisisi Turkish Fishbase
European flounder English Fishbase
Flet French Fishbase
Flet d'Europe French Fishbase
Flunder German Fishbase
Flundra Icelandic Fishbase
Flundra Swedish Fishbase
Flynder Danish Fishbase
Gemeine Flunder German Fishbase
Iverak Serbian Fishbase
Iverka Slovenian Fishbase
Jandroga Serbian Fishbase
Jezik Slovenian Fishbase
Kampela Finnish Fishbase
Leadhbhóg Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Mud flounder English Fishbase
Passera Italian Fishbase
Passera nera Italian Fishbase
Passera pianuzza Italian Fishbase
Petruca Portuguese Fishbase
Pisia Bulgarian Fishbase
Platija Spanish Fishbase
Platija europea Spanish Fishbase
Platixa Spanish Fishbase
Platýz bradavicnatý Czech Fishbase
Skrubba Swedish Fishbase
Skrubbe Danish Fishbase
Skrubbe Norwegian Fishbase
Skrubbflundra Swedish Fishbase
Skrubbskädda Swedish Fishbase
Solha Portuguese Fishbase
Solha das pedras patrúcia Portuguese Fishbase
Solha-das-pedras Portuguese Fishbase
Solla Spanish Fishbase
Stornia Polish Fishbase
Struffbutt German Fishbase
Ushojze e zeze Albanian Fishbase
White fluke English Fishbase

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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