Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Pleuronectiformes > Family: Bothidae > Genus: Arnoglossus > Species: Arnoglossus laterna

Scald fish - Arnoglossus laterna (Walbaum, 1792)

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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

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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
Arnóglossa Greek Fishbase
Arnoglosse lanterne French Fishbase
Arnogolsa laterna Polish Fishbase
Carta Portuguese Fishbase
Carta-do-Mediterrâneo Portuguese Fishbase
Dil baligi Turkish Fishbase
Fausse limande French Fishbase
Gjuze toke Albanian Fishbase
Glassvar Norwegian Fishbase
Glossa Greek Fishbase
Ingwata lixxa Maltese Fishbase
Lammzunge German Fishbase
Lingwata Maltese Fishbase
Lingwata lixxa Maltese Fishbase
Pataraca Serbian Fishbase
Patarača Slovenian Fishbase
Peluda Spanish Fishbase
Peludilla Spanish Fishbase
Plosnatica blijedica Serbian Fishbase
Plosnatka Serbian Fishbase
Scald fish English Fishbase
Scaldfish English Fishbase
Schurftvis Dutch Fishbase
Serradell Spanish Fishbase
Serrandell Spanish Fishbase
Suacia Italian Fishbase
Suomukampela Finnish Fishbase
Tapaculos Spanish Fishbase
Tungehvarre Danish Fishbase
Tungevar Norwegian Fishbase
Tungevar Swedish Fishbase
Zagéta Greek Fishbase
Synonym Author
Arnoglossus macrostoma Kyle, 1913
Pleuronectes laterna Walbaum, 1792
Pleuronectes arnoglossus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Pleuronectes diaphanus Shaw, 1803
Pleuronectes leotardi Risso, 1810
Pleuronectes pellucidus Nardo, 1824
Pleuronectes conspersus Canestrini, 1861
Rhombus soleaeformis Malm, 1865
Arnoglossus aspilos (non Bleeker, 1850)
Arnoglossus laterna microstoma Kyle, 1913

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
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NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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