Notopogon macrosolen 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Syngnathiformes Centriscidae

Scientific Name: Notopogon macrosolen Barnard, 1925
Common Name(s):
English Longsnout Bellowfish, Longspine Bellowfish
French Bécasse de mer Tachetée
Spanish Trompetero Manchado
Taxonomic Source(s): Barnard, K. H. 1925. Descriptions of new species of marine fishes from S. Africa. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 9)15(86 (article 56)): 498-504.

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.
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 occurrence:
Namibia; South Africa
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – southeast
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):500
Upper depth limit (metres):200
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Population [top]

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

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.

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.

Errata [top]

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

Citation: Fritzsche, R., Matsuura, K., Collette, B., Nelson, J., Dooley, J., Carpenter, K., Bartnik, S., Robinson, E. & Morgan, S.K. 2010. Notopogon macrosolen. (errata version published in 2017) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T154924A115253353. . Downloaded on 22 October 2017.
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