Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Elasmobranchii > Order: Rajiformes > Family: Myliobatidae > Genus: Pteromylaeus > Species: Pteromylaeus bovinus

Bull ray - Pteromylaeus bovinus (Geoffroy St. Hilaire, 1817)

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Threat status Europe Critically Endangered (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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IUCN Red List Category
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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
afrikanischer adlerrochen German Fishbase
afrikanischer gefleckter adlerrochen German Fishbase
Aigle-vachette French Fishbase
Arzobispo Spanish Fishbase
Bon Jesús Spanish Fishbase
Bull ray English Fishbase
Chucho Spanish Fishbase
Chucho vaca Spanish Fishbase
Ghasfur Maltese Fishbase
Hamiema Maltese Fishbase
Hamiema rasha twila Maltese Fishbase
Juovakotkarausku Finnish Fishbase
Milá Spanish Fishbase
Mourine évêque French Fishbase
Mourine évêque bovine French Fishbase
Mourine-vachette French Fishbase
Obispo Spanish Fishbase
Pez obispo Spanish Fishbase
Tajra Maltese Fishbase
Synonym Author
Myliobatis bovina Geoffroy St. Hilaire, 1817
Myliobates episcopus Valenciennes, 1844
Myliobatis bonaparti Duméril, 1865
Aetomylaeus huletti Smith, 1961

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External data

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