Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Gadiformes > Family: Phycidae > Genus: Phycis > Species: Phycis phycis

Forkbeard - Phycis phycis (Linnaeus, 1766)

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Threat status Europe Data Deficient (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
Abrótea-da-costa Portuguese Fishbase
Abrótia Portuguese Fishbase
Bakkaljaw tal-hama Maltese Fishbase
Barbada de altura Spanish Fishbase
Brotóla de roca Spanish Fishbase
Forkbeard English Fishbase
Gelincik Turkish Fishbase
Lipp Maltese Fishbase
Lipp tal-qawwi Maltese Fishbase
Locha de roca Spanish Fishbase
Lupu Maltese Fishbase
Mollera roquera Spanish Fishbase
Mostelle de roche French Fishbase
Musdea Italian Fishbase
Musdea bianca Italian Fishbase
Niteperyi nalim Russian Fishbase
Peshk-fik i zi Albanian Fishbase
Petrasaloúlvardos Greek Fishbase
Phycis de roche French Fishbase
Tabinja Slovenian Fishbase
Tabinja mrkulta Serbian Fishbase
Widlak rózowy Polish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Blennius phycis Linnaeus, 1766
Tinca marina Artedi, 1792
Phycis mediterraneus Delaroche, 1809
Phycis furcatus Bowdich, 1825
Phycis limbatus Valenciennes, 1838

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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