Zameus squamulosus

Chin, A., and Burgess, G.H. (2006) Zameus squamulosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. T60215A12322535.

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A widespread but sporadically distributed deepwater dogfish recorded from most regions, with the present exception of the Eastern Pacific. Benthic on the continental and insular slopes at depths of 550 to 1,450 m; also epipelagic and oceanic off Brazil. The presently known disjunct range in many ocean regions suggests that it is more widely distributed than currently recorded. Reaches a maximum size of 69 cm total length, but little known of its biology. Taken as bycatch in various deepwater fisheries including by trawl, longline and set net, but species-specific information is not available. However, it should be recognised that deepwater squaloids are vulnerable to population collapse from overfishing (directed or bycatch) due to their limited life history characteristics and as such catches of this and other species require monitoring, particularly as deepwater fisheries expand worldwide. Due to lack of information this species cannot be assessed beyond Data Deficient at the present time.

Item ID: 31866
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 2307-8235
Keywords: IUCN Red List; dogfish
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2017 02:38
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 75%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0608 Zoology > 060809 Vertebrate Biology @ 25%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
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