Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Beloniformes > Family: Scomberesocidae > Genus: Scomberesox > Species: Scomberesox saurus

Atlantic saury - Scomberesox saurus (Walbaum, 1792)

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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

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
Aguglia saira Italian Fishbase
Agulhao Portuguese Fishbase
Aiguille de mer French Fishbase
Alcrique Spanish Fishbase
Atlantic saury English Fishbase
Balaou French Fishbase
Balaou atlantique French Fishbase
Casteoudeou French Fishbase
Costardella Italian Fishbase
Echsenhecht German Fishbase
Garfish English Fishbase
Gastaudela French Fishbase
Geirnefur Icelandic Fishbase
Kastardella Maltese Fishbase
Makreelgeep Dutch Fishbase
Makrelenhecht German Fishbase
Makrelgedde Danish Fishbase
Makrellgjedde Norwegian Fishbase
Makrelosz Polish Fishbase
Makrilgädda Swedish Fishbase
Makrillihauki Finnish Fishbase
Needlefish English Fishbase
Orphie-maquereau French Fishbase
Paparda Spanish Fishbase
Paparda del Atlántico Spanish Fishbase
Parpadón Spanish Fishbase
Poskok Serbian Fishbase
Potakarra Spanish Fishbase
Relanzon Spanish Fishbase
Saurey pike English Fishbase
Saury English Fishbase
Saury pike English Fishbase
Saury-pike English Fishbase
Scrumbioara de Atlantic Romanian Fishbase
Seehecht German Fishbase
Skipper English Fishbase
Skippy English Fishbase
Skopster English Fishbase
Sqepaluk Albanian Fishbase
Voilier French Fishbase
Zargána Greek Fishbase
Zurna Turkish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Scomberesox saurus saurus (Walbaum, 1792)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF search Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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