Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Carnivora > Family: Phocidae > Genus: Erignathus > Species: Erignathus barbatus

Bearded seal - Erignathus barbatus (Erxleben, 1777)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not Applicable (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Marine Atlantic - Unknown
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 1 other international agreement
Most preferred habitats
  • open ocean
  • shelf
Natura 2000 species code 2638


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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 2013-2018 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

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Baardrob Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Bartrobbe German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Bearded seal English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Brkati tjulenj Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Brkati tuljan Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Foca barbuda Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Foca barbuta Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Foca-barbuda Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Habehüljes Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kampselur Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Partahylje Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Phoque barbu French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Remmesæl Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Storkobbe Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Storsäl Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Szakállas fóka Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Phoca barbata Erxleben, 1777
Phoca leporina Lepechin, 1778
Phoca nautica Pallas, 1811
Phoca albigena Pallas, 1811
Phoca lepechenii Lesson, 1828

Other resources

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

External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

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Released Coverage Envelope File
2013-10-10 United Kingdom Habitats Directive Article 17 2013 2nd submission UK GB_species_reports-13925-15297.xml
2013-09-18 Portugal Relatorio nacional sobre a implementacao da Directiva Habitats 2013 PT_species_reports.xml
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