Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Lampriformes > Family: Trachipteridae > Genus: Trachipterus > Species: Trachipterus trachypterus

Ribbon fish - Trachipterus trachypterus (Gmelin, 1789)

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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.

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
Faxia Spanish Fishbase
Fjamma Maltese Fishbase
Fleuma Spanish Fishbase
Kosica Slovenian Fishbase
Lista Spanish Fishbase
Peixe-tábua Portuguese Fishbase
Peshk shirit Albanian Fishbase
Pixxifjamma Maltese Fishbase
Poisson ruban French Fishbase
Ribbon fish English Fishbase
Trachyptère commun French Fishbase
Zigarella Maltese Fishbase
Synonym Author
Cepola trachyptera Gmelin, 1789
Trachipterus arcticus (non Brünnich, 1771)
Trachipterus taenia Schneider, 1801
Cepola iris Walbaum, 1792
Gymnetrus cepedianus Risso, 1810
Argyctius quadrimaculatus Rafinesque, 1810
Epidesmus maculatus Ranzani, 1818
Bogmarus aristotelis Risso, 1820
Bogmarus mediterraneus Otto, 1821
Regalecus maculatus (Ranzani, 1818)
Trichiurus trimaculatus Giovene, 1829
Trachypterus spinolae Valenciennes, 1835
Trachypterus falx Valenciennes, 1835
Trachypterus leiopterus Valenciennes, 1835
Trachypterus costae Cocco, 1838
Cephalepis swainsonii Rafinesque, 1839
Trachypterus rondeletii Costa, 1842
Trachypterus rueppellii Günther, 1861
Trachypterus pentastigma Norman, 1922
Trachipterus iris (Walbaum, 1792)
Trachipterus trachipterus (Gmelin, 1789)

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
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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