Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Zoarcidae > Genus: Zoarces > Species: Zoarces viviparus

Viviparous blenny - Zoarces viviparus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Natura 2000 species code 5909


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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.


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

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area (Helsinki Convention)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Aalmutter German Fishbase
Ålekone Norwegian Fishbase
Ålekvabbe Danish Fishbase
Ålekvabbe Norwegian Fishbase
Ålkusa Swedish Fishbase
An phuteascann Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Kivinilkka Finnish Fishbase
Loquette d'Europe French Fishbase
Magge Dutch Fishbase
Mjósi Icelandic Fishbase
Peixe-carneiro europeu Portuguese Fishbase
Peixe-carneiro-europeu Portuguese Fishbase
Puitaal Dutch Fishbase
Tånglake Swedish Fishbase
Viviparous blenny English Fishbase
Viviparous eelpout English Fishbase
Wegorzyca a. kwap Polish Fishbase
Zivorodac Serbian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Blennius viviparus Linnaeus, 1758
Zoarces viviparous (Linnaeus, 1758)

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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