Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Polyprionidae > Genus: Polyprion > Species: Polyprion americanus

Atlantic wreckfish - Polyprion americanus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

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Threat status Europe Near Threatened (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

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Atlantic wreckfish English Fishbase
Bacalao Spanish Fishbase
Blákarpi Icelandic Fishbase
Cerna Maltese Fishbase
Cerna tal-fond Maltese Fishbase
Cernia French Fishbase
Cernia di fondale Italian Fishbase
Cernier French Fishbase
Cernier atlantique French Fishbase
Cernier commun French Fishbase
Cernio escourpena French Fishbase
Cherna English Fishbase
Cherna Portuguese Fishbase
Cherna Spanish Fishbase
Cherne Portuguese Fishbase
Cherne Spanish Fishbase
Cherne-americano Portuguese Fishbase
Chernoda Spanish Fishbase
Dott tal-fond Maltese Fishbase
Franfré rascas French Fishbase
Globinska kirnja Slovenian Fishbase
Hanzir Maltese Fishbase
Hanzir tac-cimi Maltese Fishbase
Hanzir tal-fond Maltese Fishbase
Hanzir tal-qiegh Maltese Fishbase
Hylkyahven Finnish Fishbase
Iskorpit hanisi Turkish Fishbase
Jorna Spanish Fishbase
Kerr fundi Albanian Fishbase
Kirnja glavulja Serbian Fishbase
Lucerna French Fishbase
Mananni Maltese Fishbase
Mero Spanish Fishbase
Mero de roca Spanish Fishbase
Mérou French Fishbase
Mérou de Bosques French Fishbase
Mérou fanfré French Fishbase
Pampol Spanish Fishbase
Péro-mérot French Fishbase
Peskar goat French Fishbase
Poisson de bois French Fishbase
Rekaldsfiskur Icelandic Fishbase
Sea rock perch English Fishbase
Stone bass English Fishbase
Vláchos Greek Fishbase
Vragfisk Danish Fishbase
Vrakabborre Swedish Fishbase
Vrakfisk Norwegian Fishbase
Vrakfisk Swedish Fishbase
Wrackbarsch German Fishbase
Wrackfisch German Fishbase
Wrakbaars Dutch Fishbase
Wrakon Polish Fishbase
Wreck bass English Fishbase
Wreckfish English Fishbase
Synonym Author
Amphiprion americanus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Polyprion cernium Valenciennes, 1824
Polyprion massiliense Costa, 1829
Sparus cernua Poggi, 1881

Other resources

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Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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