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Synaphobranchus oregoni

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII ANGUILLIFORMES SYNAPHOBRANCHIDAE

Scientific Name: Synaphobranchus oregoni
Species Authority: Castle, 1960

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.
Justification:
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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Synaphobranchus oregoni is found from Florida to southern Mexico including the Bahamas.
Countries:
Native:
Bahamas; Mexico; Trinidad and Tobago; United States (Florida)
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Atlantic – western central
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Population [top]

Population: There is no population information available for Synaphobranchus oregoni.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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.
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

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.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: 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. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 September 2014.
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