Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Atheriniformes > Family: Atherinidae > Genus: Atherinomorus > Species: Atherinomorus lacunosus

Hardyhead silverside - Atherinomorus lacunosus (Forster, 1801)

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Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

This species has not yet been assessed for the IUCN Red List

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Alaneta indyjska Polish Fishbase
Athérine têtu French Fishbase
Hardyhead silverside English Fishbase
Pejerrey cabezón Spanish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Atherina pinguis Lacepède, 1803
Atherina vaigiensis Quoy & Gaimard, 1825
Atherina affinis Bennett, 1832
Atherina punctata Bennett, 1833
Atherina pectoralis Valenciennes, 1835
Atherina forskalii Rüppell, 1838
Atherina morrisi Jordan & Starks, 1906
Hepsetia pinguis (Lacepède, 1803)
Hepsetia morrisi (Jordan & Starks, 1906)
Hepsetia vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
Pranesus forskalii (Rüppell, 1838)
Pranesus pinguis (Lacepède, 1803)
Pranesus vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
Pranesus morrisi (Jordan & Starks, 1906)
Pranesus maculatus Taylor, 1964
Allanetta forskali (Rüppell, 1838)
Pranesus pinguis rüppelli Smith, 1965
Atherinomorus ogilbyi (non Whitley, 1930)
Atherinomorus capricornensis (non Woodland, 1961)
Atherina lacunosa Forster, 1801
Atherinomorus lacunosa (Forster, 1801)
Atherina forskali Rüppell, 1838
Atherina puntata Bennett, 1833
Pranesus lacunosus (Forster, 1801)
Hypoatherina vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

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CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
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Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

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