Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Carangidae > Genus: Lichia > Species: Lichia amia

Leerfish - Lichia amia (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Natura 2000 species code 5699

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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
Akya baligi Turkish Fishbase
Amia Polish Fishbase
Bilizma bjelica Serbian Fishbase
Caranga French Fishbase
Cerviola Italian Fishbase
Cervjola Maltese Fishbase
Chambré Portuguese Fishbase
Colombeta Portuguese Fishbase
Colombete Portuguese Fishbase
Croupnaya likhia Russian Fishbase
Gabelmakrele German Fishbase
Gibiola Italian Fishbase
Iskender baligi Turkish Fishbase
Leccia Italian Fishbase
Leccia amica Italian Fishbase
Leerfish English Fishbase
Lica Serbian Fishbase
Lica Slovenian Fishbase
Lich né-bé French Fishbase
Liche French Fishbase
Lichia German Fishbase
Lichié amie French Fishbase
Likhija Bulgarian Fishbase
Litsa Greek Fishbase
Lizza Italian Fishbase
Lojba Albanian Fishbase
Obiknovennaya lichia Russian Fishbase
Palombela Portuguese Fishbase
Palombeta Portuguese Fishbase
Palometón Spanish Fishbase
Serra Maltese Fishbase
Serra hoxna Maltese Fishbase
Serrenia Italian Fishbase
Serretta Italian Fishbase
Sirra Maltese Fishbase
Stachelmakrele German Fishbase
Synonym Author
Scomber flexuosus Lichtenstein, 1823
Scomber amia Linnaeus, 1758
Caranx amia (Linnaeus, 1758)
Centronotus vadigo Lacepède, 1801
Porthmeus argenteus Valenciennes, 1833
Hypacantus amia (Linnaeus, 1758)
Caesiomorus amia (Linnaeus, 1758)
Hypachantus amia (Linnaeus, 1758)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
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
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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