Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Clupeiformes > Family: Clupeidae > Genus: Sardinops > Species: Sardinops sagax

Australian pilchard - Sardinops sagax (Jenyns, 1842)

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Threat status Europe Not evaluated (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.


Least Concern


Not evaluated


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

Not available

Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Australian pilchard English Fishbase
Australiansardiini Finnish Fishbase
Australische Sardine German Fishbase
Australisk sardin Swedish Fishbase
Californian pilchard English Fishbase
Californische pelser Dutch Fishbase
Californische sardien Dutch Fishbase
Chilean pilchard English Fishbase
Chileense pelser Dutch Fishbase
Chileense sardien Dutch Fishbase
Chilenische Sardine German Fishbase
Chilesardin Swedish Fishbase
Ivasi Russian Fishbase
Japanese pelser Dutch Fishbase
Japanese pilchard English Fishbase
Japaninsardiini Finnish Fishbase
Japanische Sardine German Fishbase
Japanse pelser Dutch Fishbase
Japansk sardin Swedish Fishbase
Japon yilan baligi Turkish Fishbase
Kaliforniansardiini Finnish Fishbase
Kalifornische Sardine German Fishbase
Kalifornisk sardin Swedish Fishbase
Pacific sardine English Fishbase
Pazifische Sardine German Fishbase
Perunsardiini Finnish Fishbase
Picton herring English Fishbase
Pilchard california Spanish Fishbase
Pilchard chileña Spanish Fishbase
Pilchard de Californie French Fishbase
Pilchard de l'Afrique australe French Fishbase
Pilchard du Japon French Fishbase
Pilchard sudamèricain French Fishbase
Sardina Spanish Fishbase
Sardina australiana Italian Fishbase
Sardina australiana Portuguese Fishbase
Sardina de Africa austral Spanish Fishbase
Sardina de California Spanish Fishbase
Sardina del Cile Italian Fishbase
Sardina di California Italian Fishbase
Sardina giapponese Italian Fishbase
Sardina japonesa Spanish Fishbase
Sardina Monterrey Spanish Fishbase
Sardina sud-africana Romanian Fishbase
Sardina sudafricana Spanish Fishbase
Sardine du Pacifique French Fishbase
Sardinopa Portuguese Fishbase
Sardinopa da Australia Portuguese Fishbase
Sardinopa da Califórnia Portuguese Fishbase
Sardinopa-chilena Portuguese Fishbase
Sardinopa-da-áfrica-do-sul Portuguese Fishbase
Sardinopa-da-Califórnia Portuguese Fishbase
Sardinopa-japonesa Portuguese Fishbase
Sardinops d'Afrique du Sud French Fishbase
Sardinops d'Australien French Fishbase
Sardinops du Chili French Fishbase
Sardinops du Japon French Fishbase
Sardinops-da-Austrália Portuguese Fishbase
Sardynka japonska Polish Fishbase
Sardynka pacyficzna Polish Fishbase
Silmäsardiini Finnish Fishbase
South American pilchard English Fishbase
Southern African pilchard English Fishbase
Südamerikanische Sardine German Fishbase
Synonym Author
Alausa californica Gill, 1862
Alosa musica Girard, 1855
Arengus sagax (Jenyns, 1842)
Clupea advena Philippi, 1879
Clupea lata Richardson & Gray, 1843
Sardina neopilchardus (Steindachner, 1879)
Sardinops sagax melanosticta (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)
Meletta caerulea Girard, 1854
Clupea melanosticta Temminck & Schlegel, 1846
Clupea neopilchardus Steindachner, 1879
Clupea ocellata Pappe, 1853
Clupea sagax Jenyns, 1842
Sardinops caeruleus (Girard, 1854)
Sardinops melanostictus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)
Sardinops neopilchardus (Steindachner, 1879)
Sardinops ocellatus (Pappe, 1853)
Sardinops sagax sagax (Jenyns, 1842)
Sardinops sagax neopilchardus (Steindachner, 1879)
Sardinops caerulea (Girard, 1854)
Sardinops sagax caeruleus (Girard, 1854)
Sardinops ocellata (Pappe, 1853)
Clupanodon caeruleus (Girard, 1854)
Clupea caerulea Mitchill, 1815
Sardinops sagax musica (Girard, 1855)

Other resources

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Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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