Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Pleuronectiformes > Family: Pleuronectidae > Genus: Hippoglossoides > Species: Hippoglossoides platessoides

American plaice - Hippoglossoides platessoides (Fabricius, 1780)

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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
American plaice English Fishbase
Balai de l'Atlantique French Fishbase
Doggerscharbe German Fishbase
Gapeflyndre Norwegian Fishbase
Glipskädda Swedish Fishbase
Glossáki-chomatída Greek Fishbase
Håising Danish Fishbase
Iverak Serbian Fishbase
Lange schar Dutch Fishbase
Lerflundra Swedish Fishbase
Lerskädda Swedish Fishbase
Liejukampela Finnish Fishbase
Long rough dab English Fishbase
Niegladzica Polish Fishbase
Passera canadese Italian Fishbase
Platija americana Spanish Fishbase
Rauhe Scharbe German Fishbase
Skrápflúra Icelandic Fishbase
Solha americana Portuguese Fishbase
Solha-americana Portuguese Fishbase
Synonym Author
Hippoglossoides platessoides limandoides (Bloch, 1787)
Hypoglossoides platessoides (Fabricius, 1780)
Pleuronectes platessoides Fabricius, 1780

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
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NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

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