Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Gadiformes > Family: Lotidae > Genus: Molva > Species: Molva macrophthalma

Blue ling - Molva macrophthalma (Rafinesque, 1810)

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Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)

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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
Arbitán Spanish Fishbase
Atlanterhavslange Norwegian Fishbase
Barruenda Spanish Fishbase
Blue ling English Fishbase
Donzela-do-Mediterráneo Portuguese Fishbase
élingue French Fishbase
Escolá Spanish Fishbase
Gelincik Turkish Fishbase
Juliana French Fishbase
Leng German Fishbase
Lingue French Fishbase
Lingue bleue French Fishbase
Lingue espagnole French Fishbase
Llengua de bacallá Spanish Fishbase
Lotte allongée French Fishbase
Luikeromolva Finnish Fishbase
Manic morski Serbian Fishbase
Maruca azul Spanish Fishbase
Maruca espanhola Portuguese Fishbase
Mediterranean ling English Fishbase
Middelhavslange Danish Fishbase
Middellandse zee-leng Dutch Fishbase
Mittelmeer-Leng German Fishbase
Mittelmeerleng German Fishbase
Molva occhiona Italian Fishbase
Morue longue French Fishbase
Mourouna Greek Fishbase
Pez de bacalao Spanish Fishbase
Spanish ling English Fishbase
Stocofic French Fishbase
Synonym Author
Phycis macrophthalmus Rafinesque, 1810
Gadus elongatus Otto, 1821
Lotta elongata (Otto, 1821)
Lota elongata (Otto, 1821)
Molva dipterygia elongata (Otto, 1821)
Molva elongata (Otto, 1821)
Molva dypterygia macrophthalma (Rafinesque, 1810)

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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