Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Gadiformes > Family: Lotidae > Genus: Molva > Species: Molva dypterygia

Blue ling - Molva dypterygia (Pennant, 1784)

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Threat status Europe Vulnerable (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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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

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Arbitán Spanish Fishbase
Birkelånga Swedish Fishbase
Blálanga Icelandic Fishbase
Blålånga Swedish Fishbase
Blalange Norwegian Fishbase
Blauleng German Fishbase
Blauwe leng Dutch Fishbase
Blue ling English Fishbase
Byrkelange Danish Fishbase
Donzela-azul Portuguese Fishbase
Escolá Spanish Fishbase
Glafkopontikopsaro Greek Fishbase
Linarda Maltese Fishbase
Lingue batarde French Fishbase
Lingue bleue French Fishbase
Lingue espagnole French Fishbase
Lipp Maltese Fishbase
Manjic morski Serbian Fishbase
Maruca azul Spanish Fishbase
Maruca-azul Portuguese Fishbase
Molva Italian Fishbase
Molva azzurra Italian Fishbase
Molva occhiona Italian Fishbase
Molwa nibieska Polish Fishbase
Molwa niebieska Polish Fishbase
Tylppäpyrstömolva Finnish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Gadus dypterygius Pennant, 1784
Molva abyssorum (Nilsson, 1832)
Molva byrkelange (Walbaum, 1792)
Gadus abyssorum Nilsson, 1832
Gadus byrkelange Walbaum, 1792
Molva dypterygia dypterygia (Pennant, 1784)
Molva dipterygius (Pennant, 1784)

Other resources

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

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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