Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Clupeiformes > Family: Clupeidae > Genus: Clupea > Species: Clupea harengus > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Clupea harengus membras Linnaeus, 1761 Fishbase (2002)

Atlantic herring - Clupea harengus Linnaeus, 1758

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Natura 2000 species code 5607


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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

Not available

Legal status

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Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area (Helsinki Convention)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Allec German Fishbase
An scadán Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Arenque Portuguese Fishbase
Arenque Spanish Fishbase
Arenque del Atlántico Spanish Fishbase
Atlantic herring English Fishbase
Atlantisk sild Danish Fishbase
Hareng Atlantique French Fishbase
Hareng de l'Atlantique French Fishbase
Haring Dutch Fishbase
Hering German Fishbase
Norsk fetsill Swedish Fishbase
Norsk slofetsill Swedish Fishbase
Paistinmarinoitu silli Finnish Fishbase
Puf Dutch Fishbase
Red herring English Fishbase
Savusilakka Finnish Fishbase
Savustettu rasvasilli Finnish Fishbase
Sel'd' obyknovennaya Russian Fishbase
Silakka Finnish Fishbase
Sild Danish Fishbase
Síld Icelandic Fishbase
Sild Norwegian Fishbase
Sill Swedish Fishbase
Silli Finnish Fishbase
Silling German Fishbase
Sledz Polish Fishbase
Sledz atlantycki a. oceaniczny Polish Fishbase
Spekbokking Dutch Fishbase
Steurharing Dutch Fishbase
Strömming Swedish Fishbase
Suutarin lohi Finnish Fishbase
Sølvsild Norwegian Fishbase
Toter Dutch Fishbase
Viszilver Dutch Fishbase
Whitebait English Fishbase
Yawling English Fishbase
Zalm bokking Dutch Fishbase
Zilverharing Dutch Fishbase
Synonym Author
Clupea alba Yarrell, 1829
Clupea elongata Lesueur, 1818
Clupea leachii Yarrell, 1832
Clupea minima Storer, 1839
Cyprinus esca Walbaum, 1792
Clupea harengus harengus Linnaeus, 1758
Clupea halec Mitchill, 1814
Rogenia alba Valenciennes, 1847
Clupea harengus islandicus Schnakenbeck, 1931
Clupea islandicus Schnakenbeck, 1931
Clupea harengus borealis Schnakenbeck, 1931
Clupea harengus septemtrionalis Schnakenbeck, 1931
Clupea septemtrionalis Schnakenbeck, 1931
Clupea borealis Schnakenbeck, 1931
Clupea harengus scandicus Schnakenbeck, 1931
Clupea scandicus Schnakenbeck, 1931
Clupea harengus norvegivus Schnakenbeck, 1931
Clupea norvegivus Schnakenbeck, 1931
Clupea harengus cimbricus Schnakenbeck, 1931
Clupea cimbricus Schnakenbeck, 1931
Clupea harengus frisius Schnakenbeck, 1931
Clupea frisius Schnakenbeck, 1931
Clupea harengus ivernicus Schnakenbeck, 1931
Clupea ivernicus Schnakenbeck, 1931
Clupea harengus atlanticus Schnakenbeck, 1931
Clupea atlanticus Schnakenbeck, 1931
Clupea harengus caledonicus Schnakenbeck, 1931
Clupea caledonicus Schnakenbeck, 1931
Clupea harengus scoticus Schnakenbeck, 1931
Clupea scoticus Schnakenbeck, 1931
Clupea harengus britannicus Schnakenbeck, 1931
Clupea britannicus Schnakenbeck, 1931

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External data

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