Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Elasmobranchii > Order: Squaliformes > Family: Dalatiidae > Genus: Dalatias > Species: Dalatias licha

Darkie charlie - Dalatias licha (Bonnaterre, 1788)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Endangered (IUCN)
Natura 2000 species code 5620

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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
Carocho Spanish Fishbase
Chokoladehaj Danish Fishbase
Darkie charlie English Fishbase
Drkovina Serbian Fishbase
Kitefin shark English Fishbase
Lija Spanish Fishbase
Lija negra Spanish Fishbase
Liksa Polish Fishbase
Murruna sewda Maltese Fishbase
Pas mrkalj Serbian Fishbase
Peshkagen Albanian Fishbase
Seal shark English Fishbase
Skarðaháfur Icelandic Fishbase
Skylopsaro Greek Fishbase
Skymnoskylopsaro Greek Fishbase
Spansk håkjerring Norwegian Fishbase
Squale liche French Fishbase
Zigrino Italian Fishbase
Zwarte haai Dutch Fishbase
Synonym Author
Scymnorhinus licha (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Squalus licha Bonnaterre, 1788
Squalus americanus Gmelin, 1789
Dalatias sparophagus Rafinesque, 1810
Squalus nicaeensis Risso, 1810
Scymnus vulgaris Cloquet, 1822
Squalus scymnus Voigt, 1832
Scymnus aquitanensis de la Pylaie, 1835
Scymnorhinus phillippsi Whitley, 1931
Pseudoscymnus boshuensis Herre, 1935
Scymnorhinus brevipinnis Smith, 1936
Dalatias tachiensis Shen & Ting, 1972
Dalatias lica (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
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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
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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