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

Bull huss - Scyliorhinus stellaris (Linnaeus, 1758)

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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
Akula-koshka Russian Fishbase
Alitán Spanish Fishbase
Breka Spanish Fishbase
Bull huss English Fishbase
Cazó nazopado Spanish Fishbase
Chat-rochier French Fishbase
Dac-deti Albanian Fishbase
Dogfish English Fishbase
Flake catfish English Fishbase
Gat Spanish Fishbase
Gat rouquin French Fishbase
Gat vayre Spanish Fishbase
Gata Portuguese Fishbase
Gata Spanish Fishbase
Gatet Spanish Fishbase
Gato marino Spanish Fishbase
Gatopsaraki Greek Fishbase
Gatos Greek Fishbase
Gattarell Maltese Fishbase
Gattarell tal-blat Maltese Fishbase
Gattarell Tar-Rukkal Maltese Fishbase
Gattopardo Italian Fishbase
Gatún Spanish Fishbase
Gatvayra Spanish Fishbase
Grande roussette French Fishbase
Greate-spotted dogfish English Fishbase
Greater spotted dogfish English Fishbase
Großer Katzenhai German Fishbase
großgefleckter Katzenhai German Fishbase
Hound English Fishbase
Hundshai German Fishbase
Kathaai Dutch Fishbase
Katzenhai German Fishbase
Kedi baligi Turkish Fishbase
Large-spotted dogfish English Fishbase
Larger spotted dogfish English Fishbase
Lija Spanish Fishbase
Lixa Spanish Fishbase
Macka mrkulja Serbian Fishbase
Moma Spanish Fishbase
Momarra Spanish Fishbase
Morska macka Serbian Fishbase
Muxina Spanish Fishbase
Nurse English Fishbase
Nursehound English Fishbase
Pantherhai German Fishbase
Pata-roxa-gata Portuguese Fishbase
Pata-roxa-grande Portuguese Fishbase
Patarroxa Spanish Fishbase
Pintarroja Spanish Fishbase
Pitarrosa Spanish Fishbase
Qattus tar-rukkal Maltese Fishbase
Rekinek panterka a. plamisty Polish Fishbase
Renuda Spanish Fishbase
Rigg English Fishbase
Roussette à grandes taches French Fishbase
Skylláki Greek Fishbase
Skyllopsaro Greek Fishbase
Storfläckig rödhaj Swedish Fishbase
Storflekket rødhai Norwegian Fishbase
Storplettet rødhaj Danish Fishbase
Täpläpunahai Finnish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Scyliorhinus besnardi (non Springer & Sadowsky, 1970)
Squalus stellaris Linnaeus, 1758
Scyllium acanthonotum De Filippi, 1857
Scyllium catulus Müller & Henle, 1838

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
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