Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Carangidae > Genus: Trachurus > Species: Trachurus trachurus

Atlantic horse mackerel - Trachurus trachurus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Natura 2000 species code 5890

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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
An bolmán Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Atlantic horse mackerel English Fishbase
Bastardmakrele German Fishbase
Brynstirtla Icelandic Fishbase
Carapau Portuguese Fishbase
Chicharro Portuguese Fishbase
Chicharro Spanish Fishbase
Chinchard commun French Fishbase
Chinchard d'Europe French Fishbase
Chincho Spanish Fishbase
Hestemakrel Danish Fishbase
Holzmakrele German Fishbase
Horse mackerel English Fishbase
Horsmakreel Dutch Fishbase
Istavrit Turkish Fishbase
Jurel Spanish Fishbase
Karagöz istavrit Turkish Fishbase
Marsbanker Dutch Fishbase
Obyknovennaya stavrida Russian Fishbase
Okeanski safrid Bulgarian Fishbase
Ostrobok pospolity Polish Fishbase
Piikkimakrilli Finnish Fishbase
Sarun Serbian Fishbase
Saurel French Fishbase
Savridi Greek Fishbase
Sawrella Maltese Fishbase
Sawrella bajda Maltese Fishbase
Sawrella catta Maltese Fishbase
Sawrella kahla Maltese Fishbase
Sawrella komuni Maltese Fishbase
Scad English Fishbase
Scombro bastardo Italian Fishbase
Severeau French Fishbase
Snjur Serbian Fishbase
Sorello Italian Fishbase
Stavrid Albanian Fishbase
Stavridh Albanian Fishbase
Stöcker German Fishbase
Stravrid mare Romanian Fishbase
Sugarello Italian Fishbase
Sur Slovenian Fishbase
Suro Italian Fishbase
Suro di fondo Italian Fishbase
Taggmakrell Norwegian Fishbase
Taggmakrell (hestemakrell) Norwegian Fishbase
Taggmakrill Swedish Fishbase
Trnobok Serbian Fishbase
Xurelo Spanish Fishbase
Γκριζοσαύριδο Greek Fishbase
Synonym Author
Trachurus capensis (non Castelnau, 1861)
Branchialepes tabulae (non Barnard, 1927)
Scomber trachurus Linnaeus, 1758
Trachurus trachurus capensis (non Castelnau, 1861)
Caranx trachurus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Selar tabulae (non Barnard, 1927)
Trachurus vulgaris Fleming, 1828
Trachurus europaeus Gronow, 1854

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
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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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