Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Siluriformes > Family: Siluridae > Genus: Silurus > Species: Silurus glanis

European catfish - Silurus glanis Linnaeus, 1758

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Natura 2000 species code 2537


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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 conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
European catfish English Fishbase
Goulianos Greek Fishbase
Harcsa Hungarian Fishbase
Iaprac Romanian Fishbase
Iarma Romanian Fishbase
Mal Swedish Fishbase
Malle Danish Fishbase
Malle Norwegian Fishbase
Meerval Dutch Fishbase
Moaca Romanian Fishbase
Monni Finnish Fishbase
Obyknovennyi Russian Fishbase
Obyknovennyi som Russian Fishbase
Rechnoi som Ukrainian Fishbase
Säkiä Finnish Fishbase
sams Latvian Latvian NRC
Sheatfish English Fishbase
Silure glane French Fishbase
Siluro Italian Fishbase
Siluro Spanish Fishbase
Siluro-europeu Portuguese Fishbase
Som Bulgarian Fishbase
Som Macedonian Fishbase
Som Russian Fishbase
Som Serbian Fishbase
Som Slovenian Fishbase
Somn Romanian Fishbase
Somn-pana Romanian Fishbase
Somotei Romanian Fishbase
Sum Polish Fishbase
Sum pospolity Polish Fishbase
Sumec velký Czech Fishbase
Uwelra German Fishbase
Waller German Fishbase
Welro German Fishbase
Wels English Fishbase
Wels German Fishbase
Wels catfish English Fishbase
Wils German Fishbase
Yayin baligi Turkish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Silurus silurus Wulff, 1765
Silurus glanis aralensis Kessler, 1872
Siluris glanis Linnaeus, 1758

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
NOBANIS: Silurus glanis European Network on Invasive Alien Species
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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