Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Trichiuridae > Genus: Lepidopus > Species: Lepidopus caudatus

Scabbard fish - Lepidopus caudatus (Euphrasen, 1788)

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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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IUCN Red List Category
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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
Cinta Spanish Fishbase
Degenfisch German Fishbase
Espada branca Portuguese Fishbase
Espadiella Spanish Fishbase
Fjamma Maltese Fishbase
Lepidop Russian Fishbase
Marbendill Icelandic Fishbase
Morski meč Slovenian Fishbase
Palasz ogoniasty Polish Fishbase
Peixe-espada Portuguese Fishbase
Peixe-espada-do-Pacífico Portuguese Fishbase
Pesce sciabola Italian Fishbase
Peshk jatagan Albanian Fishbase
Peste cu coada Romanian Fishbase
Pez cinto Spanish Fishbase
Pixxibandiera Maltese Fishbase
Pixxifjamma Maltese Fishbase
Pixxixabla Maltese Fishbase
Ryba-sablya Russian Fishbase
Sable Spanish Fishbase
Sablja Serbian Fishbase
Sabre French Fishbase
Sabre argenté French Fishbase
Scabbard fish English Fishbase
Silver scabbardfish English Fishbase
Slirefisk Norwegian Fishbase
Spadopsaro Greek Fishbase
Spathópsaro-ilios Greek Fishbase
Strumpebandsfisk Swedish Fishbase
Strømpebåndsfisk Danish Fishbase
Xabla Maltese Fishbase
Zmijicnjak repas Serbian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Lepidopus lex Phillipps, 1932
Lepidopus xantusi Goode & Bean, 1896
Trichiurus caudatus Euphrasen, 1788
Lepidopus argenteus Bonnaterre, 1788
Lepidopus gouanianus Lacepède, 1800
Lepidopus peronii Risso, 1810
Trichiurus ensiformis Vandelli, 1797
Trichiurus gladius Holten, 1802
Scarcina argyrea Rafinesque, 1810
Vandellius lusitanicus Shaw, 1803
Ziphotheca tetradens Montague, 1811
Trichiurus coxii (non Ramsay & Ogilby, 1887)
Trichiurus haumela (non Forsskål, 1775)

Other resources

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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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