Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Labridae > Genus: Labrus > Species: Labrus bergylta

Ballan wrasse - Labrus bergylta Ascanius, 1767

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Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement


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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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Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area (Helsinki Convention)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Ballan wrasse English Fishbase
Berggylt Danish Fishbase
Berggylt Norwegian Fishbase
Berggylta Swedish Fishbase
Bodiao Portuguese Fishbase
Bodião-reticulado Portuguese Fishbase
Chilóu Greek Fishbase
Durdo Spanish Fishbase
Gefleckter Lippfisch German Fishbase
Gevlekte lipvis Dutch Fishbase
Huulikala Finnish Fishbase
Kikla Turkish Fishbase
Labridi Italian Fishbase
Lâpin Turkish Fishbase
Leppefisker Norwegian Fishbase
Lippfisch German Fishbase
Lipvis Dutch Fishbase
Maragota Spanish Fishbase
Papagállos Greek Fishbase
Pinto, maragota Spanish Fishbase
Tordo marvizzo Italian Fishbase
Vieille French Fishbase
Vieille commune French Fishbase
Viherhuulikala Finnish Fishbase
Vrana atlantska Serbian Fishbase
Wargacz kniazik Polish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Labrus maculatus Bloch, 1792
Labrus berggylta Ascanius, 1767
Labrus ballan Bonnaterre, 1788
Labrus comber Bonnaterre, 1788
Labrus neustriae Lacepède, 1801
Labrus lineatus (non Bonnaterre, 1788)
Labrus tinca (non Linnaeus, 1758)
Labrus balanus Fleming, 1828
Labrus variabilis Thompson, 1837
Labrus donovani Valenciennes, 1839
Labrus reticulatus Lowe, 1839
Labrus nubilus Valenciennes, 1843
Crenilabrus multidentatus Thompson

Other resources

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GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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