Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Moronidae > Genus: Dicentrarchus > Species: Dicentrarchus labrax

Capemouth - Dicentrarchus labrax (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Natura 2000 species code 5625

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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

Not available

Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
An bhas Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Baicolo Italian Fishbase
Baieta Spanish Fishbase
Baila Spanish Fishbase
Bar French Fishbase
Bar commun French Fishbase
Bar européen French Fishbase
Bars Danish Fishbase
Bog French Fishbase
Brancin Slovenian Fishbase
Branzino Italian Fishbase
Brigue French Fishbase
Capemouth English Fishbase
Cherne Spanish Fishbase
Çizgili mercan Turkish Fishbase
Common bass English Fishbase
Doingean Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Drelique French Fishbase
European seabass English Fishbase
Gemeiner seebarsch German Fishbase
Gemeiner wolfsbarsch German Fishbase
Gutgareo French Fishbase
Havabbor Norwegian Fishbase
Havâbor Norwegian Fishbase
Havaborre Norwegian Fishbase
Havsabborre Swedish Fishbase
Kanjci Serbian Fishbase
King of the mullets English Fishbase
Kirnje Serbian Fishbase
Labrak Bulgarian Fishbase
Labraks Polish Fishbase
Lavrac Romanian Fishbase
Lavrak Bulgarian Fishbase
Lavrak Russian Fishbase
Lavráki Greek Fishbase
Lavraki Russian Fishbase
Levrek Turkish Fishbase
Levrek baligi Turkish Fishbase
Levreku Albanian Fishbase
Llop Spanish Fishbase
Llubina Spanish Fishbase
Loubas negre French Fishbase
Loubine French Fishbase
Loup French Fishbase
Loup de mer French Fishbase
Loupassou French Fishbase
Lubaro Spanish Fishbase
Luben Slovenian Fishbase
Lubin French Fishbase
Lubin Serbian Fishbase
Lubina Spanish Fishbase
Lup-de-mare Romanian Fishbase
Lupu Maltese Fishbase
Luvassu French Fishbase
Meerbarsch German Fishbase
Meribassi Finnish Fishbase
Mero Spanish Fishbase
Perchia Italian Fishbase
Persicospigola Italian Fishbase
Pigne French Fishbase
Pintat Spanish Fishbase
Robaliza Spanish Fishbase
Robalo Portuguese Fishbase
Robalo Spanish Fishbase
Robalo-legítimo Portuguese Fishbase
Salmbarsch German Fishbase
Sea dace English Fishbase
Sea perch English Fishbase
Seawolf German Fishbase
Seebarsch German Fishbase
Smudut Serbian Fishbase
Spigola Italian Fishbase
Spigola Maltese Fishbase
Spina Maltese Fishbase
Spnotta Maltese Fishbase
Vartari Icelandic Fishbase
White mullet English Fishbase
White salmon English Fishbase
Wolfsbarsch German Fishbase
Zeebaars Dutch Fishbase
Synonym Author
Roccus labrax (Linnaeus, 1758)
Perca labrax Linnaeus, 1758
Perca elongata Geoffroy Saint- Hilaire 1817
Centropomus lupus Lacepède 1802
Labrax lupus (Cuvier, 1828)
Sciaena diacantha Bloch, 1792
Centropomus mullus Lacepède, 1802
Labrax linnei Malm, 1877
Morone labrax (Linnaeus, 1758)
Labrax lupus (Lacepède, 1802)
Perca punctata (non Linnaeus, 1758)
Sciaena labrax (Linnaeus, 1758)
Perca diacantha (Bloch, 1792)
Perca sinuosa Geoffroy St.Hilaire, 1817
Labrax elongatus (Geoffroy St. Hilaire, 1817)
Labrax vulgaris Guérin-Méneville, 1829-38
Labrax diacanthus (Bloch, 1792)
Dicentrarchus elongatus (Geoffroy St. Hilaire, 1817)
Dicentrarchus lupus (Lacepède, 1802)
Labrax labrax (Linnaeus, 1758)

Other resources

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PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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