Facciolella karreri 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Anguilliformes Nettastomatidae

Scientific Name: Facciolella karreri Klausewitz, 1995

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-02-04
Assessor(s): Smith, D.
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.
Facciolella karreri has been assessed as Least Concern. Due to the deepwater nature of this species it is unlikely that it is being impacted upon by anthropogenic or climatic threats. Further research is needed to establish the exact distribution of this species. While there is no population information available, it is unlikely that this species is undergoing population declines. There is no directed fishery for this species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Facciolella karreri is known from the Red Sea. This species may also be found to occur along the coast of northern Australia but this has not yet been verified (Klausewitz 1995).
Countries occurrence:
Egypt; Eritrea; Saudi Arabia; Somalia; Sudan; Yemen
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Indian Ocean – western; Indian Ocean – eastern; Pacific – western central
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):2000
Upper depth limit (metres):700
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Facciolella karreri is a benthopelagic species found at a depth range of 700-2,000 m. It is likely to occur in holes in soft sediments.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Due to the deepwater nature of this species it is unlikely that Facciolella karreri is being impacted by any major threat processes. There is no known directed fishery for this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for Facciolella karreri.

Further research is needed on the distribution of this species.

Errata [top]

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

Citation: Smith, D. 2010. Facciolella karreri (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T154860A115244316. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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