Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Centrarchidae > Genus: Micropterus > Species: Micropterus salmoides

Black-bass - Micropterus salmoides (Lacepède, 1802)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
Natura 2000 species code 5719

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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.


Least Concern


Not evaluated


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
Achiga Portuguese Fishbase
Achigan French Fishbase
Bass wielkgebowy Polish Fishbase
Bass wielkogebowy Polish Fishbase
Biban cu gura mare Romanian Fishbase
Black-bass English Fishbase
Black-bass Spanish Fishbase
Black-bass à grande bouche French Fishbase
Bol'sherotyi chernyi okun' Russian Fishbase
Bolsherotnyi amerikanskii tscherny okun Russian Fishbase
Fekete sügér Hungarian Fishbase
Forelbaars Dutch Fishbase
Forellenbaars Dutch Fishbase
Forellenbarsch German Fishbase
großmäuliger Schwarzbarsch German Fishbase
Isobassi Finnish Fishbase
Lakseabbor Norwegian Fishbase
Largemouth bass English Fishbase
Largemouth black bass English Fishbase
Öringsaborre Swedish Fishbase
Perca americana Spanish Fishbase
Perche d'Amérique French Fishbase
Perche noire French Fishbase
Perche truite French Fishbase
Persico trota Italian Fishbase
Stormundet black bass Danish Fishbase
Stormundet ørredaborre Danish Fishbase
Zwarte baars Dutch Fishbase
Ørredaborre Danish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Labrus salmoides Lacepède, 1802
Aplites salmoides (Lacepède, 1802)
Grystes megastoma Garlick 1857
Huro nigricans Cuvier, 1828
Huro salmoides (Lacepède, 1802)
Perca nigricans (Cuvier 1828)

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
NOBANIS: Micropterus salmoides European Network on Invasive Alien Species
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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