Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Trichiuridae > Genus: Trichiurus > Species: Trichiurus lepturus

Atlantic cutlassfish - Trichiurus lepturus Linnaeus, 1758

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Threat status Europe Data Deficient (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.

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
Atlantic cutlassfish English Fishbase
Chibata Portuguese Fishbase
Espada Spanish Fishbase
Espada-lírio Portuguese Fishbase
Haarschwanz German Fishbase
Hair tail English Fishbase
Hairtail English Fishbase
Hårhale Danish Fishbase
Hårstjärt Swedish Fishbase
Huotrakala Finnish Fishbase
ílios Greek Fishbase
Kilkuyruk Turkish Fishbase
Largehead hairtail English Fishbase
Lírio Portuguese Fishbase
Palasz Polish Fishbase
Peixe-espada-lírio Portuguese Fishbase
Pesce coltello Italian Fishbase
Peshk shirit Albanian Fishbase
Peste sabie Romanian Fishbase
Pez sable Spanish Fishbase
Poisson sabre commun French Fishbase
Sabie Romanian Fishbase
Sable Spanish Fishbase
Sablja ryba Russian Fishbase
Sabre French Fishbase
Savola Spanish Fishbase
Spathópsaro Greek Fishbase
Trådstjert Norwegian Fishbase
Trådtjert Norwegian Fishbase
Xabla denbha rqiq Maltese Fishbase
Zmijicnjak Serbian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Trichiurus haumela (Forsskål, 1775)
Trichiurus lepturus japonicus Temminck & Schlegel, 1844
Trichiurus japonicus Temminck & Schlegel, 1844\r\nTemminck & Schlegel 1844
Trichiurus coxii Ramsay & Ogilby, 1887
Clupea haumela Forsskål, 1775
Trichiurus argenteus Shaw, 1803
Trichiurus lajor Bleeker, 1854
Trichiurus malabaricus Day, 1865
Trichiurus nitens Garman, 1899
Trichiuris haumela (Forsskål, 1775)
Trichurus lepturus Linnaeus, 1758

Other resources

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Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

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