Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Sparidae > Genus: Sparus > Species: Sparus aurata

Gilt-head seabream - Sparus aurata Linnaeus, 1758

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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
Awrata Maltese Fishbase
Chaparreta Spanish Fishbase
Cipura Turkish Fishbase
Daurade French Fishbase
Denci awrata Maltese Fishbase
Dorada Polish Fishbase
Dorada Romanian Fishbase
Dorada Spanish Fishbase
Dorade royale French Fishbase
Dorata Maltese Fishbase
Dourada Portuguese Fishbase
Dourada Spanish Fishbase
Gilt-head seabream English Fishbase
Gilthead English Fishbase
Gilthead seabream English Fishbase
Goldbrasse German Fishbase
Goud brasem Dutch Fishbase
Guldbrasen Danish Fishbase
Guldbraxen Swedish Fishbase
Koce Albanian Fishbase
Komarca Serbian Fishbase
Kultaotsa-ahven Finnish Fishbase
Orata Italian Fishbase
Orata Maltese Fishbase
Ovrata Serbian Fishbase
Tsipoúra Greek Fishbase
Synonym Author
Chrysophrys aurata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Chrysophrys crassirostris Valenciennes, 1830
Pagrus auratus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Aurata aurata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sparus auratus Linnaeus, 1758
Chrysophrys auratus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Chrysophrys aurathus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pagrus auratus (Forster, 1801)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF 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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