Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Scorpaeniformes > Family: Dactylopteridae > Genus: Dactylopterus > Species: Dactylopterus volitans

Flying gurnard - Dactylopterus volitans (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

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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
Alón Spanish Fishbase
Bies Maltese Fishbase
Cabrinha-de-leque Portuguese Fishbase
Chichara Spanish Fishbase
Dolgoper Russian Fishbase
Falkun Maltese Fishbase
Flying gurnard English Fishbase
Garnaw Maltese Fishbase
Golondrina Spanish Fishbase
Grondin volant French Fishbase
Hamiema Maltese Fishbase
Peixe-pássaro Portuguese Fishbase
Pesce civetta Italian Fishbase
Pixxiseqer Maltese Fishbase
Poisson volant French Fishbase
Poule de mer French Fishbase
Rondinella Maltese Fishbase
Rundinella Maltese Fishbase
Strwolotka Polish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Cephalacanthus volitans (Linnaeus, 1758)
Trigla volitans Linnaeus, 1758
Gasterosteus spinarella Linnaeus, 1758
Trigla fasciata Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Cephalacanthus spinarella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Callionymus pelagicus Rafinesque, 1818
Polynemus sexradiatus Mitchill, 1818
Dactylopterus occidentalis Swainson, 1839
Dactylopterus blochii Swainson, 1839
Dactylopterus tentaculatus Swainson, 1839
Dactylopterus fasciatus Swainson, 1839
Dactylopterus communis Owen, 1853
Gonocephalus macrocephalus Gronow, 1854
Dactylopterus vulgaris Steindachner, 1867
Dactylopterus spinarella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dactilopterus volitans (Linnaeus, 1758)

Other resources

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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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