Ahliesaurus berryi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Aulopiformes Notosudidae

Scientific Name: Ahliesaurus berryi Bertelsen, Krefft & Marshall, 1976
Regional Assessments:
Taxonomic Source(s): Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.). 2015. Catalog of Fishes. Updated 5 March 2015. Available at: (Accessed: 5 March 2015).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2015
Date Assessed: 2013-05-15
Assessor(s): Russell, B., Poss, S., Nunoo, F. & Bannermann, P.
Reviewer(s): Strongin, K., Polidoro, B. & Carpenter, K.E.
This species is circumglobally distributed in subtropical and tropical waters with a depth range of zero to 1,500 m. This species is not utilized and there are no major threats known to affect it. It is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is circumglobally distributed in subtropical and tropical waters. It is found in west Africa from Morocco south to Mauritania to South Africa, including the Cape Verde, Canary Islands and Azores. It has a depth range of zero to 1,500 m.
Countries occurrence:
American Samoa; Angola; Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Aruba; Australia; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Benin; Bermuda; Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba; Brazil; Cameroon; Canada; Cape Verde; Cayman Islands; Colombia (Colombia (mainland), Colombian Caribbean Is., Malpelo I.); Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Cook Islands; Costa Rica; Côte d'Ivoire; Cuba; Curaçao; Dominica; Dominican Republic; El Salvador; Equatorial Guinea (Annobón, Bioko, Equatorial Guinea (mainland)); Fiji; French Guiana; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Liberia; Madagascar; Martinique; Mauritania; Mexico; Montserrat; Morocco; Mozambique; Namibia; Netherlands; New Caledonia; New Zealand (Antipodean Is., Chatham Is., Kermadec Is., North Is., South Is.); Nicaragua (Nicaragua (mainland)); Nigeria; Niue; Norfolk Island; Panama; Papua New Guinea; Portugal (Azores, Madeira, Portugal (mainland), Selvagens); Puerto Rico; Saint Barthélemy; Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (Ascension, Saint Helena (main island)); Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Martin (French part); Saint Pierre and Miquelon; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tomé and Principe (Principe, Sâo Tomé); Senegal; Sierra Leone; Sint Maarten (Dutch part); Solomon Islands; South Africa; Spain (Baleares, Canary Is., Spain (mainland)); Suriname; Togo; Tokelau; Tonga; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands; Tuvalu; United States (Hawaiian Is.); United States Minor Outlying Islands (Johnston I.); Uruguay; Vanuatu; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of (Aves I., Venezuela (mainland), Venezuelan Antilles); Virgin Islands, British; Virgin Islands, U.S.; Wallis and Futuna; Western Sahara
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – western central; Atlantic – southeast; Atlantic – eastern central; Atlantic – northwest; Atlantic – southwest; Atlantic – northeast; Indian Ocean – western; Pacific – southwest; Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – western central
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):1500
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Population [top]

Population:There are no population data available for this species, and there are few museum records of collections from western Africa. However, this may be an artefact of sampling effort in the area.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This is a deep water species found at zero to 1,500 m. It feeds on small crustaceans, primarily copepods. It is a hermaphroditic species that grows as large as 30 cm.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats known to affect this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place for the protection of this species.

Citation: Russell, B., Poss, S., Nunoo, F. & Bannermann, P. 2015. Ahliesaurus berryi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T13485141A15603220. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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