Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Lophiiformes > Family: Lophiidae > Genus: Lophius > Species: Lophius piscatorius

Angler - Lophius piscatorius Linnaeus, 1758

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Natura 2000 species code 5707

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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

Not available

Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
An láimhíneach Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Angler English Fishbase
Anglerfish English Fishbase
Baudroie commune French Fishbase
Bredflab Danish Fishbase
Breiflabb Norwegian Fishbase
Fener baligi Turkish Fishbase
Grdobina Serbian Fishbase
Havtaske Danish Fishbase
Henez deti Albanian Fishbase
Hozemond Dutch Fishbase
Martino Italian Fishbase
Marulk Danish Fishbase
Marulk Swedish Fishbase
Merikrotti Finnish Fishbase
Monk English Fishbase
Morska žaba Slovenian Fishbase
Morskoi chert Russian Fishbase
Pescandritsa Greek Fishbase
Peste pescar Romanian Fishbase
Petrica Maltese Fishbase
Petrica kbira Maltese Fishbase
Rana pescatrice Italian Fishbase
Rape Spanish Fishbase
Rape blanco Spanish Fishbase
Rospo Italian Fishbase
Sclepou Greek Fishbase
Seeteufel German Fishbase
Skötuselur Icelandic Fishbase
Tamboril Portuguese Fishbase
Vatrochópsaro Greek Fishbase
Xuliana Spanish Fishbase
Zeeduivel Dutch Fishbase
Synonym Author
Batrachus piscatorius (Linnaeus, 1758)
Batrachus piscator (Linnaeus, 1758)
Batrachus eurypterus (Düben & Koren, 1846)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF search 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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