Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Siluriformes > Family: Siluridae > Genus: Silurus > Species: Silurus aristotelis

Aristotle's Catfish - Silurus aristotelis Garman, 1890

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Data Deficient (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Mediterranean - Good
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 5 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • rivers and lakes
Natura 2000 species code 1150


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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

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Aristotelesmeerval Dutch EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Aristotelis-Wels German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Aristotle's Catfish English Fishbase
Greek Sheatfish English EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Græsk malle Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Silure grec French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Siluro di Grecia Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Siluro griego Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Siluro-grego Portuguese Fishbase
Sum arystotelesa Polish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Silurus (Parasilurus) aristotelis Garman, 1890
Glanis aristotelis Agassiz, 1856
Siluris aristotelis Garman, 1890
Silurus aristotelis (Agassiz, 1857)
Parasilurus aristotelis (Agassiz, 1857)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
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

No external data sets available for this species
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