# Elliptic Curves for Pairings

how can is possible to know if an elliptic curve is suitable for protocols that adopt pairing?

For example, in Certificateless Cryptography with pairing, is it possible to know if all elliptic curves (e.g. $$secp160k1/r1$$, $$secp192r1/k1$$ and so on) are suitable?

Is there a list that facilitate me to see if a curve can be adopt for Certificateless or not?