Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Pleuronectiformes > Family: Pleuronectidae > Genus: Limanda > Species: Limanda limanda

Common dab - Limanda limanda (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

Not available

Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Cambula europeana Romanian Fishbase
Chromatida Greek Fishbase
Common dab English Fishbase
Garve English Fishbase
Garve fluke English Fishbase
Hietakampela Finnish Fishbase
Ising Danish Fishbase
Iverak Serbian Fishbase
Kliesche German Fishbase
Limanda Italian Fishbase
Limanda Spanish Fishbase
Limanda nordica Spanish Fishbase
Limande French Fishbase
Limande commune French Fishbase
Pisi baligi Turkish Fishbase
Sand dab English Fishbase
Sandflyndre Norwegian Fishbase
Sandkoli Icelandic Fishbase
Sandskädda Swedish Fishbase
Schar Dutch Fishbase
Scharbe German Fishbase
Scharchen German Fishbase
Solha escura do mar do norte Portuguese Fishbase
Solha-escura-do-Mar-do-Norte Portuguese Fishbase
Zimnica Polish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Pleuronectes limanda Linnaeus, 1758
Liopsetta limanda (Linnaeus, 1758)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
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ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
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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