Coelorinchus shcherbachevi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Gadiformes Macrouridae

Scientific Name: Coelorinchus shcherbachevi Iwamoto & Merrett, 1997
Caelorinchus shcherbachevi Iwamoto & Merrett, 1997

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-02-04
Assessor(s): Iwamoto, T.
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.
Coelorinchus shcherbachevi has been assesssed as Data Deficient. It is possible this species is being harvested as by-catch by commercial fisheries operting on the Loyalty Ridge off New Caledonia. Due to the deep-water biological characteristics of this species, it is particularly vulnerable to exploitation. Further research on the threats of this species is needed before a more accurate assessment of conservation status can be made.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Caelorinchus shcherbachevi is only known from south of New Caledonia on the Loyalty Ridge.
Countries occurrence:
New Caledonia
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – western central
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):835
Upper depth limit (metres):797
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Population [top]

Population:There is no population information for Caelorinchus shcherbachevi, however, species from the family Macrouridae can be quite abundant (Merrett and Haedrich 1997).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Caelorinchus shcherbachevi is a bathydemersal species and has been found at a depth range of 797-835 m. This species has been found within the continental shelf and on seamounts. Species from the family Macrouridae are commonly schooling fish (Merrett and Haedrich 1997).
Congregatory:Congregatory (and dispersive)

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is of no known commercial value, however it occurs in an area where there are commercial fisheries and so may be taken as by-catch.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Further research on the threats of this species is needed.

Citation: Iwamoto, T. 2010. Coelorinchus shcherbachevi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T155256A4758698. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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