Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Pleuronectiformes > Family: Pleuronectidae > Genus: Reinhardtius > Species: Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Black halibut - Reinhardtius hippoglossoides (Walbaum, 1792)

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Threat status Europe Near Threatened (IUCN)

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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
Alabote-da-Gronelândia Portuguese Fishbase
Black halibut English Fishbase
Blåkveite Norwegian Fishbase
Blue halibut English Fishbase
Fletán negro Spanish Fishbase
Flétan noir French Fishbase
Grálúpa Icelandic Fishbase
Grálúða Icelandic Fishbase
Groenlandse heilbot Dutch Fishbase
Grönlanninpallas Finnish Fishbase
Halibut di Groenlandia Italian Fishbase
Halibut negru Romanian Fishbase
Halibut niebieski Polish Fishbase
Hellefisk Danish Fishbase
Hipogloso negro Spanish Fishbase
Lesser halibut English Fishbase
Liten hälleflundra Swedish Fishbase
Mindre hälleflundra Swedish Fishbase
Mock halibut English Fishbase
Schwarzer Heilbutt German Fishbase
Svartkveite Norwegian Fishbase
Zwarte helibot Dutch Fishbase
Synonym Author
Hippoglossus groenlandiensis Günther, 1862
Pleuronectes hippoglossoides Walbaum, 1792
Reinhardtius matsuurae Jordan & Snyder, 1901
Reinhardtius hippoglossoides matsuurae Jordan & Snyder, 1901

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WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

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