Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Beryciformes > Family: Trachichthyidae > Genus: Hoplostethus > Species: Hoplostethus mediterraneus

Black-mouthed alfonsin - Hoplostethus mediterraneus Cuvier, 1829

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Natura 2000 species code 5673

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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

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

Not available

Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Black-mouthed alfonsin English Fishbase
Búrfiskbróðir Icelandic Fishbase
Degenfisch German Fishbase
Fough fish English Fishbase
Gardlosz sródziemnomorski Polish Fishbase
Hoplostète argenté French Fishbase
Mediterranean sawbelly English Fishbase
Mediterranean slime-head fish English Fishbase
Mediterranean slimehead English Fishbase
Olho-de-vidro Portuguese Fishbase
Peloj Spanish Fishbase
Pesce-specchio Italian Fishbase
Peshk pasqyre Albanian Fishbase
Pink English Fishbase
Poisson-montre French Fishbase
Reloj Spanish Fishbase
Reloj mediterráneo Spanish Fishbase
Rosy soldier fish English Fishbase
Silver roughly English Fishbase
Synonym Author
Hoplostethus mediterraneus mediterraneus Cuvier, 1829

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
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ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
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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