Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Bramidae > Genus: Brama > Species: Brama brama

Angel fish - Brama brama (Bonnaterre, 1788)

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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

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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

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Angel fish English Fishbase
Atlantic pomfret English Fishbase
Black sea bream English Fishbase
Braam Dutch Fishbase
Brachsenmakrele German Fishbase
Brama Polish Fishbase
Bramafiskur Icelandic Fishbase
Castañeta Spanish Fishbase
Casteñeta Spanish Fishbase
Cawlun Maltese Fishbase
Grande castagnole French Fishbase
Grboglavka Serbian Fishbase
Havbrase Norwegian Fishbase
Havbrasen Danish Fishbase
Havbrasme Norwegian Fishbase
Havsbraxen Swedish Fishbase
Japuta Spanish Fishbase
Kostanjevka Slovenian Fishbase
Lestia English Fishbase
Léstika Greek Fishbase
Merilahna Finnish Fishbase
Palometa negra Spanish Fishbase
Pesce castagna Italian Fishbase
Pixxiluna Maltese Fishbase
Plotica morska Serbian Fishbase
Ray's bream English Fishbase
Rays havsbraxen Swedish Fishbase
Stóri bramafiskur Icelandic Fishbase
Xaputa Portuguese Fishbase
Synonym Author
Brama raji Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Sparus brama Bonnaterre, 1788
Sparus dentatus Berkenhout, 1789
Sparus raji (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Lepidotus catalonicus Asso, 1801
Sparus castaneola Lacepède, 1802
Sparus niger Montagu, 1804
Lepodus saragus Rafinesque, 1810
Brama marina Fleming, 1828
Brama pinnasquamata Couch, 1849
Chaetodon umbratus Cabrera, 1857
Brama raii (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Brama chilensis Guichenot, 1848
Toxotes squamosus Hutton, 1875
Brama squamosa (Hutton, 1875)
Lepodus squamosus (Hutton, 1875)
Lepidotus chilensis (Guichenot, 1848)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
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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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