Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Pomatomidae > Genus: Pomatomus > Species: Pomatomus saltatrix

Bluefish - Pomatomus saltatrix (Linnaeus, 1766)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Near Threatened (IUCN)
Natura 2000 species code 5802

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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Near Threatened


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

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Anchova Portuguese Fishbase
Anchova de banco Spanish Fishbase
Anjova Spanish Fishbase
Blaufisch German Fishbase
Bluefish English Fishbase
Dichova Portuguese Fishbase
Dyphavsabbor Norwegian Fishbase
Gofári Greek Fishbase
Gofe Albanian Fishbase
Lufar Romanian Fishbase
Lufar Russian Fishbase
Lüfer Turkish Fishbase
Pesce serra Italian Fishbase
Plitica Serbian Fishbase
Serra tas-snien Maltese Fishbase
Serragsirra imperjali Maltese Fishbase
Sinikala Finnish Fishbase
Skakavka Slovenian Fishbase
Strijelka skakusa Serbian Fishbase
Tasergal Polish Fishbase
Tassergal French Fishbase
Teleskopabborre Swedish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Temnodon saltator (Linnaeus, 1766)
Pomatomus saltator (Linnaeus, 1766)
Gasterosteus saltatrix Linnaeus, 1766
Temnodon tubulus Saville-Kent, 1893
Pomatomus pedica Whitley, 1931
Perca lophar Forsskål, 1775
Pomatomus skib Lacepède, 1802
Gonenion serra Rafinesque, 1810
Lopharis mediterraneus Rafinesque, 1810
Scomer sypterus Pallas, 1814
Chromis epicurorum Gronow, 1854
Temnodon conidens Castelnau, 1861
Sparactodon nalnal Rochebrune, 1880
Cheilodipterus saltatrix (Linnaeus, 1766)
Cheilodipterus heptacanthus Lacepède, 1801
Sypterus pallasii Eichwald, 1831
Pomatomix saltatrix (Linnaeus, 1766)

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Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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