Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Stomiiformes > Family: Sternoptychidae > Genus: Argyropelecus > Species: Argyropelecus hemigymnus

Axefish - Argyropelecus hemigymnus Cocco, 1829

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Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Natura 2000 species code 5556

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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
Axefish English Fishbase
Flekket perlemorfisk Norwegian Fishbase
Halvnøgen sølvøkse Danish Fishbase
Hatchet fish English Fishbase
Hopeahelmiäiskala Finnish Fishbase
Pez hacha Spanish Fishbase
Sopateza Albanian Fishbase
Suðræni silfurfiskur Icelandic Fishbase
Topornik wylupiasty Polish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Argyropelecus d'Urvillei Valenciennes, 1849
Argyropelecus intermedius Clarke, 1878
Argyropelecus heathi Gilbert, 1905
Argyropelecus hemigymnos Cocco, 1829
Argyripnus hemigymnus (Cocco, 1829)
Argyropelachus hemigymnus Cocco, 1829
Argyropelecus hemigymmus Cocco, 1829
Argyropelecus durvillei Valenciennes, 1849

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External data

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