Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Sparidae > Genus: Spondyliosoma > Species: Spondyliosoma cantharus

Black seabream - Spondyliosoma cantharus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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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

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

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Black seabream English Fishbase
Cantar Romanian Fishbase
Chopa Spanish Fishbase
Choupa Portuguese Fishbase
Choupa Spanish Fishbase
Dorade grise French Fishbase
Griset French Fishbase
Havkarudse Norwegian Fishbase
Havkaruss Norwegian Fishbase
Havrude Danish Fishbase
Havsruda Norwegian Fishbase
Havsruda Swedish Fishbase
Kantar Polish Fishbase
Kantar Serbian Fishbase
Kantar Slovenian Fishbase
Kantaru Maltese Fishbase
Meriruutana Finnish Fishbase
Pañosa Spanish Fishbase
Pargo chopa Spanish Fishbase
Sarigöz Turkish Fishbase
Seekarpfe German Fishbase
Skathári Greek Fishbase
Streifenbrasse German Fishbase
Streifenbrassen German Fishbase
Tannuta Maltese Fishbase
Tanuda Maltese Fishbase
Tanuta Italian Fishbase
Zeekarper Dutch Fishbase
Synonym Author
Cantharus cantharus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sparus cantharus Linnaeus, 1758
Cantharus lineatus Montagu, 1818
Cantharus senegalensis Valenciennes, 1830
Cantharus vulgaris Valenciennes, 1830

Other resources

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PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

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