Psednos andriashevi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Scorpaeniformes Liparidae

Scientific Name: Psednos andriashevi Chernova, 2001
Common Name(s):
English Andriashev's Dwarf Snailfish

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-02-04
Assessor(s): Stein, D.L.
Reviewer(s): Collen, B., Richman, N., Beresford, A., Chenery, A. & Ram, M.
Contributor(s): De Silva, R., Milligan, H., Lutz, M., Batchelor, A., Jopling, B., Kemp, K., Lewis, S., Lintott, P., Sears, J., Wilson, P. & Smith, J. and Livingston, F.
Psednos andraishevi has been assessed as Data Deficient.  This species is only known from a single specimen taken by a midwater trawl at 800 m.  It is unknown whether this species is impacted by any major threat processes, but it is possible that it is taken as by-catch by fisheries operating within its range.  Further research on its ecology, abundance, distribution, and threats is needed before a more accurate assessment of its conservation status can be made.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Psednos andriashevi is known from a single specimen found west of Ireland (Chernova 2001).
Countries occurrence:
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – northeast
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Population [top]

Population:There is no population information available for Psednos andriashevi, as it is only known from a single specimen.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The holotype of Psednos andriashevi was caught by a midwater trawl at 800 m.  It is a pale fish with a large, compressed head and long gill slits (Chernova 2001).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is unknown whether Psednos andriashevi is impacted by any major threat processes.  However, as this species was captured by a midwater trawl, it is possible that it may be taken as by-catch by fisheries operating within its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for Psednos andriashevi.  Further research is needed on its ecology, abundance, distribution and threats.

Citation: Stein, D.L. 2010. Psednos andriashevi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T154821A4643586. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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