Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Elasmobranchii > Order: Carcharhiniformes > Family: Scyliorhinidae > Genus: Scyliorhinus > Species: Scyliorhinus canicula

Dogfish - Scyliorhinus canicula (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement


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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

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Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area (Helsinki Convention)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
An fíogach beag Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Breka Spanish Fishbase
Cat Spanish Fishbase
Catarouquiera French Fishbase
Catarousse French Fishbase
Catuarraya Spanish Fishbase
Charotel French Fishbase
Chat marin French Fishbase
Deplaháfur Icelandic Fishbase
Dogfish English Fishbase
Fay dog English Fishbase
Galeo Spanish Fishbase
Gat French Fishbase
Gat Spanish Fishbase
Gatanghier French Fishbase
Gatet Spanish Fishbase
Gato marino Spanish Fishbase
Gatón patarroxa Spanish Fishbase
Gátos Greek Fishbase
Gattarell Maltese Fishbase
Gattarell tat-tikek Maltese Fishbase
Gattuccio Italian Fishbase
Gatvaire Spanish Fishbase
Hondshaai Dutch Fishbase
Katzenhai German Fishbase
Kedi baligi Turkish Fishbase
Kedib Turkish Fishbase
Kleiner Katzenhai German Fishbase
Kleingefleckter Katzenhai German Fishbase
Kleinigefleckte German Fishbase
Koshacha akula Ukrainian Fishbase
Koshachya akula Russian Fishbase
Lesser spotted dogfish English Fishbase
Mace-deti Albanian Fishbase
Macka bjelica Serbian Fishbase
Mamatxa Spanish Fishbase
Melgacho Spanish Fishbase
Mice-deti Albanian Fishbase
Mona Spanish Fishbase
Morska macka Serbian Fishbase
Obyknovennaya koshach'ya akula Russian Fishbase
Pata-roxa Portuguese Fishbase
Petite roussette French Fishbase
Pez perro Spanish Fishbase
Pintarroja Spanish Fishbase
Pistepunahai Finnish Fishbase
Pitarrosa Spanish Fishbase
Pitarrosa de altura Spanish Fishbase
Pitarrosin Spanish Fishbase
Rekinek psi Polish Fishbase
Rough dog English Fishbase
Rough hound English Fishbase
Rousse French Fishbase
Rødhai Norwegian Fishbase
Sandy dogfish English Fishbase
Skylàki Greek Fishbase
Skylopsaraki Greek Fishbase
Skylopsaro Greek Fishbase
Småfläckig rödhaj Swedish Fishbase
Småflekket rødhai Norwegian Fishbase
Small spotted dog English Fishbase
Small-spotted catshark English Fishbase
Småplettet rødhaj Danish Fishbase
Squale-roussette French Fishbase
Synonym Author
Squalus canicula Linnaeus, 1758
Squalus catulus Linnaeus, 1758
Squalus elegans Blainville, 1825
Scyliorhinus canicula albomaculata Pietschmann, 1906
Catulus duhamelii Garman, 1913
Scyliorhinus caniculus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Scyllium spinacipellitum Vaillant, 1888
Scyllium acutidens Vaillant, 1888
Sciliorhinus caniculus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
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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
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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