Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Luvaridae > Genus: Luvarus > Species: Luvarus imperialis

Louvar - Luvarus imperialis Rafinesque, 1810

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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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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

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Natura 2000 sites

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Emperador Spanish Fishbase
Louvar English Fishbase
Louvareau French Fishbase
Luvar English Fishbase
Luvar Norwegian Fishbase
Luvar Swedish Fishbase
Luvari Finnish Fishbase
Luvaro Spanish Fishbase
Luvaru Maltese Fishbase
petelinka Slovenian Fishbase
Pixxi serduk Maltese Fishbase
Tonna bajda Maltese Fishbase
Synonym Author
Diana semilunata Risso, 1827
Ausonia cuvieri Risso, 1827
Proctostegus proctostegus Nardo, 1827
Proctostegus prototypus Nardo, 1827
Astrodermus guttatus Cuvier, 1829
Coryphaena elegans Risso, 1814
Astrodermus coryphaenoides Bonelli, 1833
Diana valenciennesii Cocco & Scuderi, 1835
Astrodermus elegans Bonaparte, 1839
Astroderma plumbeum Lowe, 1843
Luvar imperialis Rafinesque, 1810
Luvaris imperialis Rafinesque, 1810

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External data

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