Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Pleuronectiformes > Family: Scophthalmidae > Genus: Scophthalmus > Species: Scophthalmus rhombus

Scophthalmus rhombus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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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

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.


Not evaluated


Least Concern


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

Not available

Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Barbue French Fishbase
Barbun Maltese Fishbase
Barbun lixx Maltese Fishbase
Bishtmellenjeza Albanian Fishbase
Calcan mic Romanian Fishbase
Çivisiz kalkan Turkish Fishbase
Corujo Spanish Fishbase
Coruxo Spanish Fishbase
Disi kalkan Turkish Fishbase
Gladki romb Slovenian Fishbase
Gladkii kalkan Russian Fishbase
Glattbutt German Fishbase
Griet Dutch Fishbase
Kleist German Fishbase
Lingwata lixxa Maltese Fishbase
Naglad Polish Fishbase
Oblic Serbian Fishbase
Patrun Maltese Fishbase
Pissi Greek Fishbase
Remol Spanish Fishbase
Rodaballo Spanish Fishbase
Rodovalho Portuguese Fishbase
Rombo Spanish Fishbase
Rombo liscio Italian Fishbase
Rómvos Greek Fishbase
Silokampela Finnish Fishbase
Slätvar Swedish Fishbase
Slethvarre Danish Fishbase
Slétthverfa Icelandic Fishbase
Slettvar Norwegian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Rhombus laevis Turton, 1802
Pleuronectes rhombus Linnaeus, 1758

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
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FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
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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