Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Gadiformes > Family: Merlucciidae > Genus: Merluccius > Species: Merluccius merluccius

Cornish salmon - Merluccius merluccius (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Natura 2000 species code 5715


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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

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area (Helsinki Convention)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Abadioa French Fishbase
Alambolo Spanish Fishbase
An colmóir Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Bakaliáros Greek Fishbase
Bardot French Fishbase
Berlam Turkish Fishbase
Brochet de mer French Fishbase
Canapé French Fishbase
Carioca Spanish Fishbase
Colin French Fishbase
Cornish salmon English Fishbase
Cria Spanish Fishbase
European hake English Fishbase
Hechtdorsch German Fishbase
Herring hake English Fishbase
Hoglet French Fishbase
Ilus Spanish Fishbase
Iluz Spanish Fishbase
Kulmule Danish Fishbase
Kummel Swedish Fishbase
Kummeliturska Finnish Fishbase
Lejatxa Spanish Fishbase
Lysing Norwegian Fishbase
Lýsingur Icelandic Fishbase
Marloz Maltese Fishbase
Marlozz Maltese Fishbase
Marmota Portuguese Fishbase
Maroz Maltese Fishbase
Merlan French Fishbase
Merlu French Fishbase
Merlu blanc French Fishbase
Merlu commun French Fishbase
Merlu européen French Fishbase
Merluche French Fishbase
Merluchon French Fishbase
Merluchon au colinet French Fishbase
Merluci Albanian Fishbase
Merluciu european Romanian Fishbase
Merluciu sud-african Romanian Fishbase
Merluza Spanish Fishbase
Merluza europea Spanish Fishbase
Merluzovye Russian Fishbase
Merluzy Russian Fishbase
Merluzz Maltese Fishbase
Merluzz ewropew Maltese Fishbase
Merluzzo Italian Fishbase
Mirluzz Maltese Fishbase
Morszczuk Polish Fishbase
Morszczuk zwyczajny a. europejski Polish Fishbase
Nasello French Fishbase
Nasello Italian Fishbase
Oslic Serbian Fishbase
Oslič Slovenian Fishbase
Pescada Portuguese Fishbase
Pescada Spanish Fishbase
Pescada branca Portuguese Fishbase
Pescada-branca Portuguese Fishbase
Pescada-marmota Portuguese Fishbase
Pescadilla Spanish Fishbase
Pescadinha Portuguese Fishbase
Pijota Spanish Fishbase
Pijotilla Spanish Fishbase
Pijoton Spanish Fishbase
Pitillo Spanish Fishbase
Seehecht German Fishbase
Stokvisch heek Dutch Fishbase
Únon French Fishbase
Synonym Author
Merluccius argentatus Günther, 1862
Onus guttatus (non Collett, 1890)
Trachinoides maroccanus Borodin, 1934
Merluccius smiridus Rafinesque, 1810
Onus riali Rafinesque, 1810
Merluccius esculentus Risso, 1827
Merluccius vulgaris Fleming, 1828
Hidronus marlucius Minding, 1832
Merlucius sinuatus Swainson, 1838
Merlucius ambiguus Lowe, 1841
Merlucius lanatus Gronow, 1854
Merluccius linnei Malm, 1877
Gadus merluccius Linnaeus, 1758

Other resources

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

External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Phone: +45 3336 7100