Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Gadiformes > Family: Gadidae > Genus: Raniceps > Species: Raniceps raninus

Lesser forkbeard - Raniceps raninus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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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

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Froschdorsch German Fishbase
Froschquappe German Fishbase
Grenouille de mer French Fishbase
Lesser forkbeard English Fishbase
Lyagushkogolov Russian Fishbase
Mustaturska Finnish Fishbase
Paddetorsk Norwegian Fishbase
Paddtorsk Swedish Fishbase
Rainúnculo-negro Portuguese Fishbase
Ranúnculo negro Spanish Fishbase
Reinúnculo negro Spanish Fishbase
Sortvels Danish Fishbase
Tadpole fish English Fishbase
Trident French Fishbase
Trifurcated hake English Fishbase
Vorschkval Dutch Fishbase
Vorskwab Dutch Fishbase
Zaboglów Polish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Blennius raninus Linnaeus, 1758
Batrachocephalus blennioides Hollberg, 1819
Raniceps niger Nilsson, 1832
Raniceps fuscus Krøyer, 1843
Blennius fuscus Müller, 1776
Gadus fuliginosus Walbaum, 1784
Gadus raninus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Gadus trifurcus Walbaum, 1792
Gadus minimus Walbaum, 1792
Batrachoides blennioides Lacepède, 1800
Phycis ranina Schneider, 1801
Blennius trifurcatus Shaw, 1803
Raniceps jago Fleming, 1828
Raniceps trifurcatus (Shaw, 1803)

Other resources

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PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

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