Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Gadiformes > Family: Gadidae > Genus: Micromesistius > Species: Micromesistius poutassou

Blue whiting - Micromesistius poutassou (Risso, 1827)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Natura 2000 species code 5717

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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.


Not evaluated


Least Concern


Not evaluated

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
Bacalá Spanish Fishbase
Bacaladilla Spanish Fishbase
Bacalao Spanish Fishbase
Bacalhau Portuguese Fishbase
Bakalyaro Turkish Fishbase
Blagunnar Norwegian Fishbase
Blåhvilling Danish Fishbase
Blauer Wittling German Fishbase
Blauwe wijting Dutch Fishbase
Blåvitling Swedish Fishbase
Blekitek Polish Fishbase
Blue whiting English Fishbase
Couch's whiting English Fishbase
Gourlomata Turkish Fishbase
Gros poutassou French Fishbase
Kolmule Norwegian Fishbase
Kolmule Swedish Fishbase
Kolmule blagunnar Norwegian Fishbase
Kolmunni Icelandic Fishbase
Lakuriq Albanian Fishbase
Lirio Spanish Fishbase
Marlozz Maltese Fishbase
Marluzz Maltese Fishbase
Melu Italian Fishbase
Merlan albastru Romanian Fishbase
Merlan bleu French Fishbase
Merlan de Paris French Fishbase
Merlu Italian Fishbase
Merluc tripendesh Albanian Fishbase
Merlus French Fishbase
Mezgit Turkish Fishbase
Mezit Turkish Fishbase
Mustakitaturska Finnish Fishbase
Nasellu French Fishbase
Patafloues French Fishbase
Pichelim Portuguese Fishbase
Piripi Spanish Fishbase
Potassolo Italian Fishbase
Poutassou English Fishbase
Poutassou French Fishbase
Prosfygaki Greek Fishbase
Pucinca Serbian Fishbase
Putassu Maltese Fishbase
Putasu Bulgarian Fishbase
Putasu Romanian Fishbase
Sinji mol Slovenian Fishbase
Sortmund Danish Fishbase
Stockfisch German Fishbase
Stokkafixx Maltese Fishbase
Syko Greek Fishbase
Tacaud French Fishbase
Tripendesh Albanian Fishbase
Ugotica Serbian Fishbase
Ugotica pucinska Serbian Fishbase
Verdinho Portuguese Fishbase
Synonym Author
Merlangus poutassou Risso, 1827
Gadus potassoa Düben & Koren, 1846
Gadus melanostomus Nilsson, 1855
Boreogadus poutassou (Risso, 1827)
Gadus poutassou (Risso, 1827)
Merlangus vernalis Risso, 1827
Merlangus pertusis Cocco, 1829
Merlangus albus Yarrell, 1841

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
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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
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