Synaphobranchus oregoni 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Anguilliformes Synaphobranchidae

Scientific Name: Synaphobranchus oregoni 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.
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 occurrence:
Bahamas; Mexico; Trinidad and Tobago; United States (Florida)
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – western central
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):1900
Upper depth limit (metres):512
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:There is no population information available for Synaphobranchus oregoni.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: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.

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.

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. Synaphobranchus oregoni. (errata version published in 2017) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T155211A115286481. . Downloaded on 23 October 2017.
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