Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Sciaenidae > Genus: Sciaena > Species: Sciaena umbra

Brown meagre - Sciaena umbra Linnaeus, 1758

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Near Threatened (IUCN)
Protected by 2 international agreements
Natura 2000 species code 3027


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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

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Brown meagre English Fishbase
Corb commun French Fishbase
Corb noir French Fishbase
Corb-de-mare Romanian Fishbase
Corvallo Spanish Fishbase
Corvina Spanish Fishbase
Gharab Maltese Fishbase
Gharbi Maltese Fishbase
Gurbell Maltese Fishbase
Gurbell tork Maltese Fishbase
Konj Slovenian Fishbase
Korb i zi Albanian Fishbase
Kulbak czarny Polish Fishbase
Roncadeira-preta Portuguese Fishbase
Sykios Greek Fishbase
Temnyi gorbyl Russian Fishbase
Temnyi gorbyl' Russian Fishbase
Tork Maltese Fishbase
Synonym Author
Corvina nigra (non Cuvier, 1829)
Sciaena nigra Bloch, 1792
Johnius nigra (non Forsskål)
Coracinus chalcis Pallas, 1814
Corvina umbra (Linnaeus, 1758)
Johnius umbra (Linnaeus, 1758)
Corvina canariensis Cuvier, 1830
Bairdiella umbra (Linnaeus, 1758)

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WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

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