|Scientific Name:||Synaphobranchus oregoni|
|Species Authority:||Castle, 1960|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|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.|
Synaphobranchus oregoni has been assessed as Least Concern. The deep water nature of this species is likely to protect it from many human induced and climatic threats. It is not known to be harvested for any commercial trade. Further research on the ecology and potential threats of this species is needed.
|Range Description:||Synaphobranchus oregoni is found from Florida to southern Mexico including the Bahamas.|
Native:Bahamas; Mexico; Trinidad and Tobago; United States (Florida)
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Atlantic – western central
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|Population:||There is no population information available for Synaphobranchus oregoni.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Synaphobranchus oregoni is a bathydemersal species found at a depth range of 500-1,900 m. Congeners, Synaphobranchus affinis, are found on the upper continental slope over rocky substrata.|
|Major Threat(s):||Due to the deepwater nature of this species it is unlikely that Synaphobranchus oregoni is being impacted upon by any major threat processes. There is no known directed fishery for this species.|
There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for Synaphobranchus oregoni.
Further research is needed on the ecology, potential threats and distribution of this species.
|Citation:||Smith, D. 2010. Synaphobranchus oregoni. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.|
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