Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Atheriniformes > Family: Atherinidae > Genus: Atherina > Species: Atherina boyeri

Big-scale sand smelt - Atherina boyeri Risso, 1810

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Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Natura 2000 species code 5562

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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IUCN Red List Category
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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

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Aterina Bulgarian Fishbase
Aterina Romanian Fishbase
Aterina Russian Fishbase
Aterina symadhe Albanian Fishbase
Aterinka Ukrainian Fishbase
Aterynka czarnomorska Polish Fishbase
Aterynka sródziemnomorska Polish Fishbase
Athérine French Fishbase
Athérine joël French Fishbase
Big-scale sand smelt English Fishbase
Boyer's sand smelt English Fishbase
Cabassoun French Fishbase
Coubassou French Fishbase
Gavun Serbian Fishbase
Gavun batas Serbian Fishbase
Gumus Turkish Fishbase
Gümüs baligi Turkish Fishbase
Joël French Fishbase
Kleine koornaarvis Dutch Fishbase
Kurunella Maltese Fishbase
Kurunella ghajnejh kbar Maltese Fishbase
Kurunetta Maltese Fishbase
Latterino Italian Fishbase
Latterino copoccione Italian Fishbase
Lille Stribefisk Danish Fishbase
Peixe-rei-do-Mediterrâneo Portuguese Fishbase
Pejerrey Spanish Fishbase
Piarda Portuguese Fishbase
Souvlitis Greek Fishbase
Synonym Author
Atherina (Hepsetia) boyeri Risso, 1810
Atherina mochon Cuvier, 1829
Atherina risso Valenciennes, 1835
Atherina sarda Valenciennes, 1835
Atherina lacustris Bonaparte, 1836
Atherina presbyter pontica Eichwald, 1838
Atherina hyalosoma Cocco, 1885
Atherina riqueti Roule, 1902
Atherina sardinella Fowler, 1904
Atherina bonapartii Boulenger, 1907
Atherina boïeri Risso, 1810
Atherina presbyter caspia Eichwald, 1831
Atherina mochon aegyptia Boulenger, 1907
Atherina pontica Eichwald, 1838
Atherina rissoi Günther, 1861
Hepsetia boyeri (Risso, 1810)
Atherina caspia Eichwald, 1838
Hepsetia mochon (Cuvier, 1829)
Atherina mochon pontica Eichwald, 1831
Atherina anterina Nardo, 1847
Atherina mochon riqueti Roule, 1902

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
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PESI (Synonym) 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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