Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Scombridae > Genus: Orcynopsis > Species: Orcynopsis unicolor

Plain bonito - Orcynopsis unicolor (Geoffroy St. Hilaire, 1817)

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Threat status Europe Vulnerable (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.

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
Boniter Dutch Fishbase
Bonito Dutch Fishbase
Einfarb-Pelamide German Fishbase
Juovaton sarda Finnish Fishbase
Orcyn Polish Fishbase
Ostrimmad pelamid Swedish Fishbase
Palamida argintie Romanian Fishbase
Palamida monóchromi Greek Fishbase
Palamita bianca Italian Fishbase
Palamitu Italian Fishbase
Palmeta Portuguese Fishbase
Palometa Portuguese Fishbase
Palometa Romanian Fishbase
Palomète French Fishbase
Palomette French Fishbase
Pastirica atlantska Serbian Fishbase
Plain bonito English Fishbase
Plamtu bla rigi Maltese Fishbase
Tasarte Spanish Fishbase
Tasarte ojon Spanish Fishbase
Ungestreifter Pelamide German Fishbase
Ustribet pelamide Danish Fishbase
Ustripet pelamide Norwegian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Cybium bonaparti Verany, 1846
Cybium veranyi (non Döderlein, 1872)
Pelamichthys unicolor (Geoffroy St. Hilaire, 1817)
Pelamys unicolor (Geoffroy St. Hilaire, 1817)
Sarda unicolor (Geoffroy St. Hilaire, 1817)
Thynnus peregrinus Collett, 1879
Scomber unicolor Geoffroy St. Hilaire, 1817
Cybium altipinne Guichenot, 1861

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External data

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