Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Elasmobranchii > Order: Hexanchiformes > Family: Hexanchidae > Genus: Heptranchias > Species: Heptranchias perlo

Seven-gilled Mediterranean shark - Heptranchias perlo (Bonnaterre, 1788)

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Threat status Europe Data Deficient (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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IUCN Red List Category
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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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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Aletre Greek Fishbase
Angiolo Italian Fishbase
Aschfarbener siebenspalthai German Fishbase
Boca dolça Spanish Fishbase
Bocadû Spanish Fishbase
Bocadul Spanish Fishbase
Bocadulce Spanish Fishbase
Boquidulce Spanish Fishbase
Cañabota Spanish Fishbase
Cañabota bocadulce Spanish Fishbase
Epta carcharias Greek Fishbase
Kammzähner German Fishbase
Kapeapäähai Finnish Fishbase
Monge gris French Fishbase
Morruna Maltese Fishbase
Mounge French Fishbase
Murrana ta' Seba Gargi Maltese Fishbase
Murruna Italian Fishbase
Murruna Maltese Fishbase
Murruna Ta' Seba Gargi Maltese Fishbase
Murruna ta' seba' gargi Maltese Fishbase
Pas glavonja Serbian Fishbase
Pas volohja Serbian Fishbase
Peix xovato Spanish Fishbase
Perlon French Fishbase
Pesciu angiu French Fishbase
Pesciu boiu French Fishbase
Pesciu mansu French Fishbase
Peshkagen me dhembe Albanian Fishbase
Peshkaqen me dhembe Albanian Fishbase
Requin perlon French Fishbase
Requin-griset French Fishbase
Seven-gilled Mediterranean shark English Fishbase
Sharpnose sevengill shark English Fishbase
Spitzkopfsiebenkiemer German Fishbase
Squalo manzo Italian Fishbase
Tubarão-de-sete-guelras Portuguese Fishbase
Synonym Author
Squalus perlo Bonnaterre, 1788
Squalus cinereus Gmelin, 1789
Heptranchias angio Costa, 1857
Heptranchias deani Jordan & Starks, 1901
Heptranchias dakini Whitley, 1931
Notidanus cinereus (Gmelin, 1789)
Heptranchias cinereus (Gmelin, 1789)
Heptrancus angio Costa, 1857
Notidanus cinereus pristiurus Bellotti, 1878
Notidanus cinereus aetatis Bellotti, 1878

Other resources

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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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