Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Pleuronectiformes > Family: Bothidae > Genus: Bothus > Species: Bothus podas

Wide-eyed flounder - Bothus podas (Delaroche, 1809)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Natura 2000 species code 5925

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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
Barbun ghajnejh imbeghda Maltese Fishbase
Barbun tal-ghajn Maltese Fishbase
Butt German Fishbase
Careta Portuguese Fishbase
Carta-de-olhos-grandes Portuguese Fishbase
Carteta Portuguese Fishbase
Flunder German Fishbase
Pettinu Italian Fishbase
Podas Spanish Fishbase
Rombo bastardo Italian Fishbase
Rombo d'arena Italian Fishbase
Rombou podas French Fishbase
Rummo Italian Fishbase
Rummulu Italian Fishbase
Shkoter kukuvajke Albanian Fishbase
Taccone Italian Fishbase
Wide-eyed flounder English Fishbase
Synonym Author
Bothus podas podas (Delaroche, 1809)
Bothus podas maderiensis (Lowe, 1834)
Bothus africanus Nielsen, 1961
Pleuronectes mancus (non Broussonet, 1782)
Solea rhomboide Rafinesque, 1810
Bothus diaphanus Rafinesque, 1814
Rhombus gesneri Risso, 1827
Rhombus heterophthalmus Bennett, 1831
Rhombus madeirensis Lowe, 1834
Rhombus maderensis Lowe, 1834
Rhombus serratus Valenciennes, 1839
Peloria heckelii Cocco, 1844
Romboidichthys mancus (non Broussonet, 1782)
Rhomboidichthys podas (Delaroche, 1809)
Platophrys podas (Delaroche, 1809)
Platophrys mancus (non Broussonet, 1782)
Bothus mancus (non Broussonet, 1782)
Bothus podas africanus Nielsen, 1961
Pleuronectes podas Delaroche, 1809
Botus podas podas (Delaroche, 1809)

Other resources

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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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