Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Elasmobranchii > Order: Hexanchiformes > Family: Hexanchidae > Genus: Hexanchus > Species: Hexanchus griseus

Atlantic mud shark - Hexanchus griseus (Bonnaterre, 1788)

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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
Aletra Greek Fishbase
Arbano French Fishbase
Atlantic mud shark English Fishbase
Bambakaris Greek Fishbase
Bastriuvaca Spanish Fishbase
Bluntnose sixgill shark English Fishbase
Boca dolça Spanish Fishbase
Boquidulce Spanish Fishbase
Bouca douça French Fishbase
Bouche douce French Fishbase
Boz camgöz Turkish Fishbase
Brandháfur Icelandic Fishbase
Brown shark English Fishbase
Bull dog shark English Fishbase
Cañabota Spanish Fishbase
Cañabota cañabota gris Spanish Fishbase
Cañabota gris Spanish Fishbase
Carcharias Greek Fishbase
Cow shark English Fishbase
Exacarcharias Greek Fishbase
Gato de mar Spanish Fishbase
Grauhai German Fishbase
Kamtannhai Norwegian Fishbase
Karharías Greek Fishbase
Kidushai Finnish Fishbase
Morruna Maltese Fishbase
Mounge gris French Fishbase
Murruna Maltese Fishbase
Murruna b'sitt gargi Maltese Fishbase
Notidan German Fishbase
Pas glavonja Serbian Fishbase
Pas sivonja Serbian Fishbase
Peix xovato Spanish Fishbase
Peshkagen kokeshtypur Albanian Fishbase
Peshkaqen kokeshtypur Albanian Fishbase
Rechin sur Romanian Fishbase
Requin grisé French Fishbase
Requin griset French Fishbase
Rotbraunhai German Fishbase
Rotgrauhai German Fishbase
Seksgællet haj Danish Fishbase
Sexbâgig kamtandhaj Swedish Fishbase
Six-gilled shark English Fishbase
Speckfisch German Fishbase
Squalo capopiatto Italian Fishbase
Stierhai German Fishbase
Szescioszpar Polish Fishbase
Tiburón gris Spanish Fishbase
Tubarao-albafar Portuguese Fishbase
Synonym Author
Squalus griseus Bonnaterre, 1788
Monopterinus griseus (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Notidanus griseus (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Squalus vacca Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Hexanchus corinus Jordan & Gilbert, 1880
Notidanus vulgaris Perez Canto, 1886
Hexanchus griseus australis de Buen, 1960
Notidanus monge Risso, 1827
Hexanchus corinum Jordan & Gilbert, 1880

Other resources

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Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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