Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Zeiformes > Family: Zeidae > Genus: Zeus > Species: Zeus faber

Atlantic John dory - Zeus faber Linnaeus, 1758

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Data Deficient (IUCN)
Natura 2000 species code 5908

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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 deoraí Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Atlantic John dory English Fishbase
Christopsaro Greek Fishbase
Dorede French Fishbase
Doree English Fishbase
Dulgher Romanian Fishbase
Gall Spanish Fishbase
Gall de la mar Spanish Fishbase
Gall de San Pedro Spanish Fishbase
Gallo Spanish Fishbase
Gallocristo English Fishbase
Galo-japonês Portuguese Fishbase
Galo-negro Portuguese Fishbase
Girti English Fishbase
Heringskönig German Fishbase
Huta San Pietru Maltese Fishbase
Jan French Fishbase
Jean dorè French Fishbase
Kovac Croatian Fishbase
Kovač Slovenian Fishbase
Moxt Maltese Fishbase
Pèis de noste segne French Fishbase
Pèis Saint-Pierre French Fishbase
Peixe-galo-negro Portuguese Fishbase
Pesce San Pietro Italian Fishbase
Peshk kovac Albanian Fishbase
Petersfisch German Fishbase
Pez de San martin Spanish Fishbase
Pez de San Pedro Spanish Fishbase
Pez martin Spanish Fishbase
Pietarinkala Finnish Fishbase
Piotrosz japónski Polish Fishbase
Pixxi San Pietru Maltese Fishbase
Pixxispad Maltese Fishbase
Poisson de Saint-Martin French Fishbase
Poule de mer French Fishbase
Poule de mer d'eau French Fishbase
Saint Pierre French Fishbase
Saint-Pierre French Fishbase
Saint-Pierre dorè French Fishbase
Saint-Pierre du Pacifique French Fishbase
San martiño Spanish Fishbase
San Pedro Spanish Fishbase
San pierre French Fishbase
San Pietru Maltese Fishbase
Sankt Petersfisk Danish Fishbase
Sanpjer Croatian Fishbase
Solnechnik Russian Fishbase
St. Persfisk Swedish Fishbase
St. Peter's fish English Fishbase
St. Petersfisk Norwegian Fishbase
Zee forgeron French Fishbase
Zonnevis Dutch Fishbase
Synonym Author
Zeus australis Richardson, 1845
Zeus pungio Valenciennes, 1829
Zeus japonicus Valenciennes, 1835
Zeus faber mauritanicus Desbrosses, 1937

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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