Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Gadiformes > Family: Lotidae > Genus: Gaidropsarus > Species: Gaidropsarus mediterraneus

Mediterranean rockling - Gaidropsarus mediterraneus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Natura 2000 species code 5649

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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

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Ballottra Maltese Fishbase
Ballottra tal-bahar Maltese Fishbase
Ballottra tat-tikek Maltese Fishbase
Barbada Spanish Fishbase
Barbada da pedra Spanish Fishbase
Bertorella Spanish Fishbase
Gaidouropsaro Greek Fishbase
Galea Romanian Fishbase
Galja Bulgarian Fishbase
Gelincik Turkish Fishbase
Laibeque Portuguese Fishbase
Mediterranean rockling English Fishbase
Middelhavshavkvabbe Danish Fishbase
Morska miš Slovenian Fishbase
Motela sródziemnomorska Polish Fishbase
Motele me mustaqe Albanian Fishbase
Motele me mustaque Albanian Fishbase
Motella Italian Fishbase
Motella dei tre barbigi Italian Fishbase
Motella mediterranea Italian Fishbase
Motelle à trois barbillons French Fishbase
Motelle de Méditerranée French Fishbase
Mustelo Spanish Fishbase
Pecorella Italian Fishbase
Seequappe German Fishbase
Shore rockling English Fishbase
Sredizemnomorskii morskoi nalim Russian Fishbase
Sredizemnomorskiy nalim Russian Fishbase
Strandtangbrosme Norwegian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Gadus mediterraneus Linnaeus, 1758
Motella mediterranea (Linnaeus, 1758)
Onos mediterraneus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Onos sellai Cipria, 1938
Gadus tricirratus Brünnich, 1768
Enchelyopus mediterraneus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Gaidropsarus mustellaris Rafinesque, 1810
Gadus fuscus Risso, 1810
Gadus jubatus Pallas, 1814
Gadus argenteolus Montagu, 1818
Onos mustella Risso, 1827
Onos fusca (Risso, 1810)
Mustela fusca Cuvier, 1829
Motella communis Canestrini, 1863
Motella fusca Moreau, 1881
Gaidropsaurus mediterraneus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Other resources

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Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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