|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Smith, D. & Gordon, J.D.M.
||Collen, B., Richman, N., Beresford, A., Chenery, A. & Ram, M.
||De Silva, R., Milligan, H., Lutz, M., Batchelor, A., Jopling, B., Kemp, K., Lewis, S., Lintott, P., Sears, J., Wilson, P., Smith, J. & Livingston, F.
Due to the deepwater nature and circumglobal distribution of this species, Synaphobranchus affinis is unlikely to be impacted by any major threatening process across its range, and consequently an assessment of Least Concern has been made.
The Grey Cutthroat Eel, Synaphobranchus affinis, has been assessed as Least Concern. This species has a circumglobal distribution. There is no directed fishery for this species
|Range Description:||The Grey Cutthroat Eel, Synaphobranchus affinis, is found in all oceans. In the eastern Atlantic this species is distributed from Liberia to South Africa, and in the western Atlantic this species is known from Cuba and Trinidad and Tobago. In the Indian Ocean it has been recorded from Madagascar, the Comoros and Reunion. In the Pacific, this species is known from Hawaii, Japan, Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and Chile.|
Angola (Angola); Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Australia; Bahamas; Benin; Cameroon; Chile; China; Comoros; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Ghana; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Haiti; Jamaica; Japan; Liberia; Madagascar; Martinique; Montserrat; New Zealand; Nigeria; Papua New Guinea; Réunion; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; South Africa; Taiwan, Province of China; Togo; Trinidad and Tobago; United States (Hawaiian Is.); Virgin Islands, British
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:|
Atlantic – western central; Atlantic – southeast; Atlantic – eastern central; Indian Ocean – western; Indian Ocean – eastern; Pacific – southwest; Pacific – western central; Pacific – northwest; Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – southeast
|♦ Lower depth limit (metres):||2400|
|♦ Upper depth limit (metres):||290|
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