Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Gadiformes > Family: Lotidae > Genus: Ciliata > Species: Ciliata mustela

Five-bear cockling - Ciliata mustela (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
Donnán cúig ribe Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Femtömmad skärlånga Swedish Fishbase
Femtrådet havkvabbe Danish Fishbase
Femtrådet tangbrosme Norwegian Fishbase
Firtraadet Tang-Brosme Norwegian Fishbase
Five-bear cockling English Fishbase
Five-bearded rockling English Fishbase
Fivebeard rockling English Fishbase
Fünfbärtelige Seequappe German Fishbase
Gaïdourópsaro Greek Fishbase
Gelincik Turkish Fishbase
Keilubróðir Icelandic Fishbase
Laibeque Portuguese Fishbase
Laibeque-de-cinco-barbilhos Portuguese Fishbase
Live-bearded rockling English Fishbase
Lompje Dutch Fishbase
Madreanguila Spanish Fishbase
Mollareta Spanish Fishbase
Motella Italian Fishbase
Motelle à cinq barbillons French Fishbase
Onos a. mostelka Polish Fishbase
Ugorova mater Serbian Fishbase
Viisiviiksimade Finnish Fishbase
Vijfdradige meun Dutch Fishbase
Zeepuitaal Dutch Fishbase
Synonym Author
Gadus mustela Linnaeus, 1758
Molvella borealis Kaup, 1858
Motella mustela (Linnaeus, 1758)
Onos mustela (Linnaeus, 1758)
Gaidropsarus mustela (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ciliata glauca Couch, 1832
Motella argenteola Duben & Koren, 1846
Enchelyopus mustela (Linnaeus, 1758)
Couchia glauca (Couch, 1832)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
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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