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Notopogon macrosolen

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII SYNGNATHIFORMES CENTRISCIDAE

Scientific Name: Notopogon macrosolen
Species Authority: Barnard, 1925
Common Name(s):
English Longsnout Bellowfish, Longspine Bellowfish
French Bécasse de mer Tachetée
Spanish Trompetero Manchado

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-01-29
Assessor(s): Fritzsche, R., Matsuura, K., Collette, B., Nelson, J., Dooley, J., Carpenter, K., Bartnik, S., Robinson, E. & Morgan, S.K.
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. & Livingston, F.
Justification:
Notopogon macrosolen is fairly widespread and found at depths that are not likely to be heavily fished and there are no know major threats, except perhaps as incidental by-catch and therefore of Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Notopogon macrosolen is known from southern Namibia to Saldanha Bay, northwest of Cape Town, South Africa. The area in which this species is distributed is approximately 150,693 km2.
Countries:
Native:
Namibia; South Africa
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Atlantic – southeast
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Population [top]

Population: There is no population information available for Notopogon macrosolen.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Notopogon macrosolen is a bathydemersal species typically found on soft bottoms at a depth range of 200 - 500 m.
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Notopogon macrosolen is occasionally taken as by-catch in trawls off southern Namibia (Bianchi et al. 1999). There is no catch data available for this species. However due to the depths at which this species is found, the incidental catch of this species is unlikely to pose a significant threat to the population.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known species-specific conservation measures in place for Notopogon macrosolen.

Citation: Fritzsche, R., Matsuura, K., Collette, B., Nelson, J., Dooley, J., Carpenter, K., Bartnik, S., Robinson, E. & Morgan, S.K. 2010. Notopogon macrosolen. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 August 2014.
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