Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Clupeiformes > Family: Clupeidae > Genus: Sprattus > Species: Sprattus sprattus > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Sprattus sprattus balticus (Schneider, 1908) Fishbase (2002)

Brisling - Sprattus sprattus (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

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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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Alatxa Spanish Fishbase
Amelette French Fishbase
Amploya Spanish Fishbase
Breitling German Fishbase
Brisling English Fishbase
Brisling French Fishbase
Brisling Norwegian Fishbase
Brislingur Icelandic Fishbase
Çaça-platika Turkish Fishbase
Ceacea Romanian Fishbase
Ciacia Romanian Fishbase
Collaca Spanish Fishbase
Espadilha Portuguese Fishbase
Espadin Spanish Fishbase
Esprot French Fishbase
European sprat English Fishbase
Garvie English Fishbase
Garvock English Fishbase
Harenguet French Fishbase
Kilohaili Finnish Fishbase
Koparka Bulgarian Fishbase
Lacci Maltese Fishbase
Lacci kahla Maltese Fishbase
Lacha Spanish Fishbase
Lavadilha Portuguese Fishbase
Melette phalérique French Fishbase
Menuise French Fishbase
Oeillet French Fishbase
Palatika Turkish Fishbase
Papalina Italian Fishbase
Papalina Serbian Fishbase
Papalina Slovenian Fishbase
Papaline Albanian Fishbase
Russian sardine English Fishbase
Russische Sardinen German Fishbase
Russlet English Fishbase
Sarda kahla Maltese Fishbase
Sardella Greek Fishbase
Sardeluta Romanian Fishbase
Sardina Maltese Fishbase
Sardina Spanish Fishbase
Sardina friska Maltese Fishbase
Sardina hadra Maltese Fishbase
Sardinella Maltese Fishbase
Shprot Bulgarian Fishbase
Shprot Russian Fishbase
Skarpsill Swedish Fishbase
Sprat English Fishbase
Sprat French Fishbase
Sprot Dutch Fishbase
Sprot Romanian Fishbase
Sprott German Fishbase
Sprotte German Fishbase
Sprut Romanian Fishbase
Szprot Polish Fishbase
Szprot baltycki Polish Fishbase
Szprot sródziemnomorski Polish Fishbase
Tata Romanian Fishbase
Trancho Spanish Fishbase
Tritzona Bulgarian Fishbase
Tzatza Bulgarian Fishbase
Vassbuk Swedish Fishbase
Voileipäsilli Finnish Fishbase
Whitebait English Fishbase
Synonym Author
Clupanodon phalerica Risso, 1827
Clupea latulus Cuvier, 1829
Clupea papalina Bonaparte, 1846
Clupea schoneveldii Krøyer, 1846
Clupea sprattus balticus (non Schneider, 1908)
Clupea sulinae Antipa, 1904
Meletta vulgaris Valenciennes, 1847
Spratella pumila Valenciennes, 1847
Spratella serdinka Nikolsky, 1923
Clupea sprattus Linnaeus, 1758
Sprattus sprattus phalerica (Risso, 1827)
Sprattus sprattus phalericus (Risso, 1827)
Sprattus sprattus sprattus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia 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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