Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Gadiformes > Family: Lotidae > Genus: Molva > Species: Molva molva

Common ling - Molva molva (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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Not evaluated


Least Concern


Not evaluated

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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Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area (Helsinki Convention)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Almindelig lange Danish Fishbase
An langa Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Barbada Spanish Fishbase
Barruenda Spanish Fishbase
Common ling English Fishbase
Donzela Portuguese Fishbase
Elingue French Fishbase
European ling English Fishbase
Gelincik Turkish Fishbase
Julienne French Fishbase
Langa Icelandic Fishbase
Långa Swedish Fishbase
Lange Danish Fishbase
Lange Norwegian Fishbase
Leng Dutch Fishbase
Leng German Fishbase
Lengfisch German Fishbase
Lengua de bacalá Spanish Fishbase
Lingue French Fishbase
Lingue Spanish Fishbase
Lingue bleu French Fishbase
Lingue franche French Fishbase
Lipp Maltese Fishbase
Manjic morski Serbian Fishbase
Mantiz morski Serbian Fishbase
Maruca Portuguese Fishbase
Maruca Spanish Fishbase
Molva Bulgarian Fishbase
Molva Finnish Fishbase
Molva Italian Fishbase
Molwa Polish Fishbase
Morue langue French Fishbase
Pentiki Greek Fishbase
Pontikópsaro Greek Fishbase
Spillånga Swedish Fishbase
Spillange Norwegian Fishbase
Tutchuela French Fishbase
Synonym Author
Gadus molva Linnaeus, 1758
Gadus raptor Nilsson, 1832
Molva linnei Malm, 1877
Lota mola Moreau, 1881
Molva vulgaris Fleming, 1828

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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