Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Cetartiodactyla > Family: Delphinidae > Genus: Steno > Species: Steno bredanensis

Steno bredanensis (Lesson, 1828)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not Applicable (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Marine Macaronesian - Unknown
Marine Mediterranean - Unknown
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 6 other international agreements
Most preferred habitats
  • open ocean
Natura 2000 species code 2033


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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

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora - consolidated version 01/01/2007 (EU Habitats Directive) (All species of Cetacea)
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention)
Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area. Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (ACCOBAMS)

Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas. Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (ASCOBANS)
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
Commission regulation (EU) No 1320/2014, of 1 December 2014, amending Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (EU regulation of trade of fauna and flora)
Barcelona Convention Protocol concerning Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean (SPA/BD Protocol)

Common names and synonyms

The species has no common names
Synonym Author
Delphinus bredanenis Lesson, 1828
Delphinus rostratus Desmarest, 1817
Delphinus frontatus Cuvier, 1823

Other resources

EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
GBIF search Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
Species+ Species+ by UNEP-WCMC
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

European Environment Agency (EEA)
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1050 Copenhagen K
Phone: +45 3336 7100