Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Scorpaeniformes > Family: Cottidae > Genus: Myoxocephalus > Species: Myoxocephalus scorpius

Bull-rout - Myoxocephalus scorpius (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement


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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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Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area (Helsinki Convention)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Almindelig ulk Danish Fishbase
An pus tairbh Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Bull-rout English Fishbase
Evropeiskiy kerchak Russian Fishbase
Gemeiner Seeskorpion German Fishbase
Isosimppu Finnish Fishbase
Marhnútur Icelandic Fishbase
Rötsimpa Swedish Fishbase
Scairpiasc spíonghearr Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Seeskorpion German Fishbase
Short-spined sea scorpion English Fishbase
Shortspined sea scorpion English Fishbase
Ulk Swedish Fishbase
Ulke Norwegian Fishbase
Vanlig ulke Norwegian Fishbase
Zeedonderpad Dutch Fishbase
Synonym Author
Cottus scorpius Linnaeus, 1758
Acanthocottus scorpius (Linnaeus, 1758)
Myoxocephalus scorpius scorpius (Linnaeus, 1758)

Other resources

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Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

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European Environment Agency (EEA)
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