Sichel (ziege) Pelecus cultratus

The map represents observations of this taxon, but it may not be used as a distribution map. A total of

observations in Finland?

FinBIF master checklist
Scientific name
Pelecus cultratus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Vernacular names
  • miekkasärki (Finnish)
  • skärkniv (Swedish)
  • Sichel (English)
Taxon rank
Occurrence in Finland
Published from Finland
Status in Finland
  • Stable population
  • Regular vagrant
Regulatory Status
  • Fish species subject to the Nature Conservation Act (NCD 1997/160, Appendix 1) ?
  • EU Habitats Directive Annex II ?
  • EU Habitats Directive Annex V ?
Finnish Regional Red List Category
  • 2019 LC – Least Concern
  • 2010 DD – Data Deficient
  • Risto Väinölä
DNA barcode sequences
Informal groups
  • Fishes