Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Scorpaeniformes > Family: Triglidae > Genus: Chelidonichthys > Species: Chelidonichthys lucerna

Sapphirine gurnard - Chelidonichthys lucerna (Linnaeus, 1758)

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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
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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
Alfondiga Spanish Fishbase
An cnúdan gorm Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Bejel Spanish Fishbase
Bukassa Maltese Fishbase
Cabra-cabaço Portuguese Fishbase
Capone gallinella Italian Fishbase
Fenknot Swedish Fishbase
Gallinetta Maltese Fishbase
Gjel i hirte Albanian Fishbase
Grondin perlon French Fishbase
Isokurnusimppu Finnish Fishbase
Kappun Maltese Fishbase
Kirlangiç baligi Turkish Fishbase
Kokot balavica Serbian Fishbase
Kurek czerwony Polish Fishbase
Lastavica balavica Serbian Fishbase
Perlón Spanish Fishbase
Rândunica-de-mare Romanian Fishbase
Rode poon Dutch Fishbase
Roter knurrhahn German Fishbase
Rød knurhane Danish Fishbase
Rødknurr Norwegian Fishbase
Rødknurre Norwegian Fishbase
Sapphirine gurnard English Fishbase
Seeschwalbe German Fishbase
Selachi Greek Fishbase
Sibulassa Maltese Fishbase
Szeltyi morskoi petukh Russian Fishbase
Tigiega Maltese Fishbase
Tub gurnard English Fishbase
Tubfish English Fishbase
Yellow gurnard English Fishbase
Zombrell Maltese Fishbase
Zumbrell Maltese Fishbase
Synonym Author
Trigla hirundo Linnaeus, 1758
Trigla corvus Rafinesque, 1810
Trigla corax Bonaparte, 1834
Trigla lucerna Linnaeus, 1758
Chelidonichthys lucernus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
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FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS search Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Synonym) 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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