Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Carnivora > Family: Phocidae > Genus: Phoca > Species: Phoca hispida botnica

Phoca hispida botnica Gmelin, 1788

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Marine Baltic - Unfavourable-Bad
Natura 2000 sites 14 are designated for this species
Natura 2000 species code 1938

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Threat and conservation status

This species has not yet been assessed for the IUCN Red List

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
FI0200072 Finland Uudenkaupungin saaristo Map
FI0200090 Finland Saaristomeri Map
FI0200152 Finland Seksmiilarin saaristo Map
FI0800130 Finland Merenkurkun saaristo Map
FI0800134 Finland Kristiinankaupungin saaristo Map
FI1000005 Finland Rahjan saaristo Map
SE0810010 Sweden Holmöarna Map
SE0820035 Sweden Rödkallen-SörÄspen Map
SE0820049 Sweden Lappön Map
SE0820108 Sweden Haparanda skärgård Map
EE0040313 Estonia Kihnu Map
EE0060220 Estonia Uhtju Map
EE0040486 Estonia Väikese väina Map
EE0040002 Estonia Väinamere Map

Protected sites

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Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

The species has no common names
Synonym Author
Phoca hispida bottnica Gmelin, 1788

Other resources

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External data

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European Environment Agency (EEA)
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