Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Notacanthiformes > Family: Notacanthidae > Genus: Notacanthus > Species: Notacanthus chemnitzii

Spiny-eel - Notacanthus chemnitzii Bloch, 1788

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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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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

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Broddabakur Icelandic Fishbase
Chemnitz pigål Danish Fishbase
Luskacz Polish Fishbase
Nordlig piggål Norwegian Fishbase
Spiny-eel English Fishbase
Synonym Author
Notacanthus nasus Bloch, 1795
Acanthonosus nasus (Bloch, 1795-1797)
Campylodon fabricii Reinhardt, 1837
Notacanthus phasganorus Goode, 1881
Notacanthus analis Gill, 1883
Notacanthus melanoventris Osório, 1909
Notacanthus moseleyi (Goode & Bean, 1895)
Notacanthus fascidens Matsubara, 1938
Notacanthus bonapartei (non Risso, 1840)
Notacanthus chemnitzi Bloch, 1788

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External data

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