Laeops cypho 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Pleuronectiformes Bothidae

Scientific Name: Laeops cypho Fowler, 1934
Taxonomic Source(s): Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. and Van der Laan, R. (eds). 2017. Catalog of Fishes: genera, species, references. Updated 30 March 2017. Available at: (Accessed: 06 April 2017).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-02-04
Assessor(s): Munroe, T.A.
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.
Laeops cypho has been assessed as Data Deficient as it is only known from its type locality.  It is not known if this species is naturally rare or if it has been severely impacted by deep-water trawling its range.  Further research on the ecology, distribution and possible threats to this species is needed before a more accurate assessment of its conservation status can be made.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Laeops cypho is only known from its type locality at Point Tagolo, Mindanao in the Philippines (Herre 1953).
Countries occurrence:
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – western central
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):333
Upper depth limit (metres):216
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:There is no population information available for Laeops cypho.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Laeops cypho is a bathydemersal species and has been collected at depths of 216–333 m on the continental shelf.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is not known if Laeops cypho is being impacted by any major threat processes.  It is possible that this species may be taken as by-catch in deep water trawls.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for Laeops cypho.  Further research is needed on the ecology and distribution of this species, and to determine whether it is impacted by any major threat processes.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Munroe, T.A. 2010. Laeops cypho (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T154824A115239700. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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