Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Mugiliformes > Family: Mugilidae > Genus: Liza > Species: Liza aurata

Golden grey mullet - Liza aurata (Risso, 1810)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Natura 2000 species code 5703

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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
Alise Spanish Fishbase
Altinbas kefal Turkish Fishbase
Aurin French Fishbase
Chefal Romanian Fishbase
Chefal auriu Romanian Fishbase
Dabeta Spanish Fishbase
Galtiroig Spanish Fishbase
Galupe Spanish Fishbase
Gaouto-rouno French Fishbase
Golden grey mullet English Fishbase
Golden mullet English Fishbase
Goldmeeräsche German Fishbase
Goudharder Dutch Fishbase
Guldmulte Danish Fishbase
Guldmulte Swedish Fishbase
Gullmulte Norwegian Fishbase
Iliça Spanish Fishbase
Ilissa Spanish Fishbase
Jaouna French Fishbase
Kultakeltti Finnish Fishbase
Lisa Spanish Fishbase
Lisa dorada Spanish Fishbase
Lizarda Spanish Fishbase
Long-finned grey mullet English Fishbase
Lostru Maltese Fishbase
Meil French Fishbase
Meuille French Fishbase
Muge dorè French Fishbase
Muge-durin French Fishbase
Muggine dorato Italian Fishbase
Mugil zlotoglowy Polish Fishbase
Mugon-durin French Fishbase
Mujou-taco French Fishbase
Mule Spanish Fishbase
Mulet French Fishbase
Mulet á tête fine French Fishbase
Mulet doré French Fishbase
Mulett Maltese Fishbase
Mulett ta' l'imcarrta Maltese Fishbase
Mulett tac-carruta safra Maltese Fishbase
Mulett tal-misluta Maltese Fishbase
Muxo salton Spanish Fishbase
Platerina Bulgarian Fishbase
Pulantarina Turkish Fishbase
Singhil Romanian Fishbase
Singil Russian Fishbase
Singil' Russian Fishbase
Taínha Portuguese Fishbase
Tainha-garrento Portuguese Fishbase
Veshari Albanian Fishbase
Zlati cipelj Slovenian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Mugil auratus Risso, 1810
Mugil cryptocheilos Valenciennes, 1836
Mugil maderensis Lowe, 1839
Mugil octo-radiatus Günther, 1861
Mugil breviceps Valenciennes, 1836
Mugil lotreganus Nardo, 1847
Mugil chelo (non Cuvier, 1829)
Mugil cryptochilus Valenciennes, 1836
Liza auratus (Risso, 1810)
Mugil octoradiatus Günther, 1861

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea 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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