Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Gadiformes > Family: Lotidae > Genus: Brosme > Species: Brosme brosme

Brismak - Brosme brosme (Ascanius, 1772)

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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

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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

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Almindelig brosme Danish Fishbase
Assiette French Fishbase
Bolota Portuguese Fishbase
Brismak English Fishbase
Brosma Polish Fishbase
Brosme Danish Fishbase
Brosme French Fishbase
Brosme German Fishbase
Brosme Norwegian Fishbase
Brosme Swedish Fishbase
Brosmio Italian Fishbase
Brosmio Spanish Fishbase
Cusk English Fishbase
Keila Finnish Fishbase
Keila Icelandic Fishbase
Lom Dutch Fishbase
Lubb Swedish Fishbase
Lumb German Fishbase
Lumb Swedish Fishbase
Torsk English Fishbase
Tusk English Fishbase
Synonym Author
Gadus brosme Ascanius, 1772
Gadus torsk Bonnaterre, 1788
Brosmius flavescens Lesueur, 1819
Brosmius scotica Swainson, 1839
Brosmius brosme (Ascanius, 1772)
Gadus lubb Euphrasen, 1794
Blennius torsk Euphrasen, 1794
Enchelyopus brosme (Ascanius, 1772)
Brosmius flavesny Lesueur, 1819
Brosmius vulgaris Fleming, 1828
Brosmius americanus Gill, 1863

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

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