Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Elasmobranchii > Order: Squaliformes > Family: Echinorhinidae > Genus: Echinorhinus > Species: Echinorhinus brucus

Bramble shark - Echinorhinus brucus (Bonnaterre, 1788)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Endangered (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
Achinoskylopsaro Greek Fishbase
Bramble shark English Fishbase
Chenille French Fishbase
Civili köpek baligi Turkish Fishbase
Karcharias Greek Fishbase
Kavouromana Greek Fishbase
Murruna tal-fosos Maltese Fishbase
Murruna tax-xewk Maltese Fishbase
Murruna xewwikija Maltese Fishbase
Okahai Finnish Fishbase
Pas zvjezdas Serbian Fishbase
Peixe-prego Portuguese Fishbase
Peshkagen therrës Albanian Fishbase
Peshkaqen therrës Albanian Fishbase
Pex tachuela Spanish Fishbase
Pez clavo Spanish Fishbase
Pez tachuela Spanish Fishbase
Prego Portuguese Fishbase
Rekin kolczasty Polish Fishbase
Ronco Italian Fishbase
Rubioca Spanish Fishbase
Spinous shark English Fishbase
Squale bouclé French Fishbase
Stachelhai German Fishbase
Sømhaj Danish Fishbase
Tiburón de clavos Spanish Fishbase
Tubarâo-prego Portuguese Fishbase
Synonym Author
Squalus brucus Bonnaterre, 1788
Squalus spinosus Gmelin, 1789
Echinorhinus obesus Smith, 1838
Echinorhinus mccoyi Whitley, 1931
Echinorhinus spinosus (Gmelin, 1789)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
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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