Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Scorpaeniformes > Family: Agonidae > Genus: Agonus > Species: Agonus cataphractus

Armed bullhead - Agonus cataphractus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)

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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.


Not evaluated


Least Concern


Not evaluated

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
An muíricín Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Armed bullhead English Fishbase
Evropeiskaya lisichka Russian Fishbase
Harnasmannetje Dutch Fishbase
Hooknose English Fishbase
Lisica Polish Fishbase
Panserulk Danish Fishbase
Panserulke Norwegian Fishbase
Partasimppu Finnish Fishbase
Pogge English Fishbase
Sexstrendingur Icelandic Fishbase
Skäggsimpa Swedish Fishbase
Skjeggulke Norwegian Fishbase
Souris de mer French Fishbase
Steinpicker German Fishbase
Synonym Author
Cottus cataphractus Linnaeus, 1758
Phalangistes cataphractus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Cottus brodamus Bonnaterre, 1788
Aspidophorus armatus Lacepède, 1801
Cataphractus schoneveldii Fleming, 1828
Aspidophorus cataphractus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Paragonus sertorii Miranda-Ribeiro, 1918
Ribeiroa sertorii (Miranda-Ribeiro, 1918)
Aspidophorus europaeus Cuvier, 1829

Other resources

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ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
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PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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