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

Three-bearded rockling - Gaidropsarus vulgaris (Cloquet, 1824)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Natura 2000 species code 5650

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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
Abarbado Spanish Fishbase
Agoullanos Greek Fishbase
Aholatza French Fishbase
Ballottra Maltese Fishbase
Ballottra tal-fond Maltese Fishbase
Ballottra tat-tikek Maltese Fishbase
Barbada Spanish Fishbase
Barlaña Spanish Fishbase
Bletta Icelandic Fishbase
Blettabyrfill Icelandic Fishbase
Blountek French Fishbase
Dreibärtelige Seequappe German Fishbase
Driedradige meun Dutch Fishbase
Gaïdouropsaro Greek Fishbase
Galja Bulgarian Fishbase
Gelincik baligi Turkish Fishbase
Gemeine meerquappe German Fishbase
Kolmiviiksimade Finnish Fishbase
Laibeque Portuguese Fishbase
Laibeque-de-três-barbilhos Portuguese Fishbase
Lisasta morska miš Slovenian Fishbase
Loche de mer French Fishbase
Lochet French Fishbase
Loquette French Fishbase
Lota Spanish Fishbase
Louise French Fishbase
Madre angula Spanish Fishbase
Meertrüsche German Fishbase
Mollareta Spanish Fishbase
Mostel Spanish Fishbase
Motela trójwasa Polish Fishbase
Motele me njolla Albanian Fishbase
Motella maculata Italian Fishbase
Motelle à trois barbillons French Fishbase
Motelle commune French Fishbase
Moustella French Fishbase
Palayó Spanish Fishbase
Pixxilupu Maltese Fishbase
Rantamade Finnish Fishbase
Renard French Fishbase
Stictogaidouropsaro Greek Fishbase
Stocofic French Fishbase
Three-bearded rockling English Fishbase
Threebeard rockling English Fishbase
Treskjegget tangbrosme Norwegian Fishbase
Tretömmad skärlånga Swedish Fishbase
Tretrådet havkvabbe Danish Fishbase
Tretrådet tangbrosme Norwegian Fishbase
Ugorova majka pecatica Serbian Fishbase
Ugorova mater Serbian Fishbase
Whistler English Fishbase
Synonym Author
Mustela vulgaris Cloquet, 1824
Onos vulgaris (Cloquet, 1824)
Onos tricirratus Smitt, 1893
Gaidropsarus tricirratus de Buen, 1934
Motella vulgaris (Cloquet, 1824)
Onos tricirrata (Bloch, 1785)
Onos maculata Risso, 1827
Motella tricirrata Nilsson, 1832

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
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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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