Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Elasmobranchii > Order: Carcharhiniformes > Family: Triakidae > Genus: Galeus > Species: Galeus melastomus

Black-mouthed dogfish - Galeus melastomus Rafinesque, 1810

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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

Not available

Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Bardoulin French Fishbase
Bardoulina Spanish Fishbase
Bastina Spanish Fishbase
Bicot French Fishbase
Black-mouthed dogfish English Fishbase
Blackmouth catshark English Fishbase
Blackmouthed dogfish English Fishbase
Bocanegra Spanish Fishbase
Boccanera Italian Fishbase
C'hi bastard French Fishbase
Camperlina Maltese Fishbase
Chien espagnol French Fishbase
Colaina Spanish Fishbase
Colayo Spanish Fishbase
Fleckhai German Fishbase
Galéos Greek Fishbase
Gata Greek Fishbase
Gata Spanish Fishbase
Gata moixa Spanish Fishbase
Gattarell Maltese Fishbase
Gattarell halqu iswed Maltese Fishbase
Gazapa Spanish Fishbase
Golayo Spanish Fishbase
Hågäl Swedish Fishbase
Hågjel Norwegian Fishbase
Hondshaai Dutch Fishbase
Katzenhai German Fishbase
Kolayo Spanish Fishbase
Lambardà French Fishbase
Leitao Portuguese Fishbase
Lekeli-kedi Turkish Fishbase
Macka crnousta Serbian Fishbase
Macka padecka Serbian Fishbase
Melanostromos Greek Fishbase
Mocina Spanish Fishbase
Muxina Spanish Fishbase
Olayo Spanish Fishbase
Pata roxa Portuguese Fishbase
Peshkagen gojeziu Albanian Fishbase
Peshkaqen gojeziu Albanian Fishbase
Pilogon Polish Fishbase
Pimpiñúa Spanish Fishbase
Pimpirína French Fishbase
Pinta-rotja Spanish Fishbase
Pintarroja bocanegra Spanish Fishbase
Pristiure à bouche noire French Fishbase
Punahai Finnish Fishbase
Ringhaj Danish Fishbase
Rousse French Fishbase
Rødhâ Norwegian Fishbase
Sägeschwanz German Fishbase
Schwarzmundiger hundshai German Fishbase
Skylopsaro Greek Fishbase
Vache French Fishbase
No synonyms available.

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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