Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Scorpaeniformes > Family: Peristediidae > Genus: Peristedion > Species: Peristedion cataphractum

African armoured searobin - Peristedion cataphractum (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Threat status Europe Data Deficient (IUCN)

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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


Data Deficient


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
African armoured searobin English Fishbase
Armadillo Spanish Fishbase
Armado Spanish Fishbase
Armata Maltese Fishbase
Armed gurnard English Fishbase
Buqarn Maltese Fishbase
Cabra de casca Portuguese Fishbase
Cabra-armada Portuguese Fishbase
Cabra-de-casca Portuguese Fishbase
Cabra-de-casco Portuguese Fishbase
Cabra-espinhosa Portuguese Fishbase
Casca Portuguese Fishbase
Dikenliöksüz Turkish Fishbase
Gepantserde poon Dutch Fishbase
Gjeluc deti Albanian Fishbase
Kapóni Greek Fishbase
Keratás Greek Fishbase
Kokot turcin (lastavica) Serbian Fishbase
Mailed gurnard English Fishbase
Malarmado africano Spanish Fishbase
Malarmat French Fishbase
Malarmat africain French Fishbase
Pansamane Swedish Fishbase
Pansarnane Swedish Fishbase
Panserulk Danish Fishbase
Panserulke Norwegian Fishbase
Panssarikurnusimppu Finnish Fishbase
Panzerhahn German Fishbase
Pesca forca Italian Fishbase
Pesce forca Italian Fishbase
Pixxikornutu Maltese Fishbase
Rubio armado Spanish Fishbase
Urrari Icelandic Fishbase
Vitezovka Slovenian Fishbase
Zbrojownik Polish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Trigla cataphracta Linnaeus, 1758
Peristedion malarmat Lacepède, 1801
Peirstedion chabrontera Lacepède, 1801
Octonus olosteon Rafinesque, 1810
Peristedion macronema Cadenat, 1951

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
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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