Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Coryphaenidae > Genus: Coryphaena > Species: Coryphaena hippurus

Common dolphinfish - Coryphaena hippurus 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

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Natura 2000 sites

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Common dolphinfish English Fishbase
Corifena Romanian Fishbase
Coryphène commune French Fishbase
Dakaunomoutas Greek Fishbase
Delfinka Slovenian Fishbase
Doirado Portuguese Fishbase
Doirado-de-topete Portuguese Fishbase
Doirado-macho Portuguese Fishbase
Dolfiini Finnish Fishbase
Dolfijnvis Dutch Fishbase
Dorado Spanish Fishbase
Dorado común Spanish Fishbase
Goldmakrele German Fishbase
Goudmakreel Dutch Fishbase
Guldmakrel Danish Fishbase
Guldmakrill Swedish Fishbase
Gullmakrell Norwegian Fishbase
Korifene Albanian Fishbase
Koryfena Polish Fishbase
Kynigòs Greek Fishbase
Kynygós Greek Fishbase
Lampuga Italian Fishbase
Lampuga Serbian Fishbase
Lampuga Spanish Fishbase
Lampuka Maltese Fishbase
Llampuga Spanish Fishbase
Pucinka Serbian Fishbase
Pucinka skakavica Serbian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Coryphaena nortoniana Lowe, 1839
Coryphaena scomberoides Valenciennes, 1833
Scomber pelagicus Linnaeus, 1758
Coryphaena fasciolata Pallas, 1770
Coryphaena imperialis Rafinesque, 1810
Lepimphis hippuroides Rafinesque, 1810
Coryphaena immaculata Agassiz, 1831
Coryphaena margravii Valenciennes, 1833
Coryphaena suerii Valenciennes, 1833
Coryphaena dorado Valenciennes, 1833
Coryphaena dolfyn Valenciennes, 1833
Coryphaena virgata Valenciennes, 1833
Coryphaena argyrurus Valenciennes, 1833
Coryphaena vlamingii Valenciennes, 1833
Lampugus siculus Valenciennes, 1833
Coryphaena japonica Temminck & Schlegel, 1845
Coryphaena chrysurus Lacepède, 1801

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External data

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