Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Artiodactyla > Family: Bovidae > Genus: Capra > Species: Capra pyrenaica > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica Cabrera, 1911
Capra pyrenaica hispanica Schimper, 1848
Capra pyrenaica victoriae Cabrera, 1911
Capra pyrenaica lusitanica Schlegel, 1872 Fauna Europaea (2005)
Capra pyrenaica (except Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica)

Spanish ibex - Capra pyrenaica Schinz, 1838

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 1 other international agreement
Most preferred habitats
  • heathland and shrub
  • sparsely vegetated land
May also occur in
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • grassland
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 1368


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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

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Bouquetin des Pyrénées French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Cabra do Gerês Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Cabra montés ibérica Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Cabra-montez Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Iberische steenbok Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Iberisk stenbock Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pirenejski kozorog Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pirenejski kozorog Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pireneju kaza Latvian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pürenee kaljukits Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pyrenäen-Steinbock German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pyreneersteinbukk Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pyreneidenvuorikauris Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pyrenæisk stenbuk Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Spánargeit Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Spanish ibex English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Spanyol kecske Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Spueneschen Steebock Luxemburgish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Stambecco iberico Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

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Released Coverage Envelope File
2013-09-18 Portugal Relatorio nacional sobre a implementacao da Directiva Habitats 2013 PT_species_reports.xml
2013-09-11 Spain Habitats Directive: Report Art.17 2007-2012 ES_species_reports
2008-07-07 Spain Spain's delivery of 3 July Capra pyrenaica
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