Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Serranidae > Genus: Serranus > Species: Serranus hepatus

Brown comber - Serranus hepatus (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

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Afanecada Spanish Fishbase
Barrachos Spanish Fishbase
Beutelbarsch German Fishbase
Borinoda Spanish Fishbase
Brown comber English Fishbase
Burqax tax-xewka Maltese Fishbase
Cherna Spanish Fishbase
Ferreiro-serrano Portuguese Fishbase
Hanzir Maltese Fishbase
Hanzir burqax Maltese Fishbase
Hanzir tal-hofor Maltese Fishbase
Hanzir zghir Maltese Fishbase
Inflaconys Spanish Fishbase
Kakarelos Greek Fishbase
Kerr i gurit Albanian Fishbase
Kleiner Serran German Fishbase
Merillo Spanish Fishbase
Mérito Spanish Fishbase
Mero Spanish Fishbase
Perkaki Greek Fishbase
Pétaijde French Fishbase
Pilcyk Polish Fishbase
Serrá Spanish Fishbase
Serran French Fishbase
Serran hépatè French Fishbase
Serran hépatè a tache noire French Fishbase
Serran tambour French Fishbase
Serrano Spanish Fishbase
Serrano-ferreiro Portuguese Fishbase
Sirrana tar-ramel Maltese Fishbase
Tambour French Fishbase
Tamburino Spanish Fishbase
Treliuras French Fishbase
Treslliuraz Spanish Fishbase
Vaca serrana Spanish Fishbase
Volkec Slovenian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Labrus hepatus Linnaeus, 1758
Paracentropristis hepatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
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
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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