Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Scombridae > Genus: Scomber > Species: Scomber scombrus

Joey - Scomber scombrus Linnaeus, 1758

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Natura 2000 species code 5840

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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
Almindelig makrel Danish Fishbase
An ronnach Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Caballa Spanish Fishbase
Caballa del Atlántico Spanish Fishbase
Cavalla Portuguese Fishbase
Gemeine Makrele German Fishbase
Gewone makreel Dutch Fishbase
Joey English Fishbase
Kavall Maltese Fishbase
Lacerta Italian Fishbase
Lacerto Italian Fishbase
Macarello Italian Fishbase
Maccerello Italian Fishbase
Macrou Romanian Fishbase
Makreel Dutch Fishbase
Makrel Danish Fishbase
Makrela Polish Fishbase
Makrela atlantycka Polish Fishbase
Makrele German Fishbase
Makrell Norwegian Fishbase
Makríll Icelandic Fishbase
Makrill Swedish Fishbase
Makrilli Finnish Fishbase
Maquereau commun French Fishbase
Paapje Dutch Fishbase
Pikkumakrilli Finnish Fishbase
Pir Norwegian Fishbase
Pir Swedish Fishbase
Pizzintun Maltese Fishbase
Sarda Portuguese Fishbase
Scoubri Greek Fishbase
Scoumbri Greek Fishbase
Scrumbie albastra Romanian Fishbase
Sgombro Italian Fishbase
Skumbri Albanian Fishbase
Skumbria Russian Fishbase
Skusa Serbian Fishbase
Skuša Slovenian Fishbase
Uskumru Turkish Fishbase
Verdel Spanish Fishbase
Xarda Spanish Fishbase
Zigromblu Maltese Fishbase
Σκουμπρί Greek Fishbase
Synonym Author
Scomber scomber Brünnich, 1768
Scomber scriptus Couch, 1863
Scomber vernalis Mitchill, 1815
Scomber vulgaris S.D.W., 1837
Scomber punctatus Couch, 1849

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
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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