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Amblyraja reversa

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA CHONDRICHTHYES RAJIFORMES RAJIDAE

Scientific Name: Amblyraja reversa
Species Authority: (Lloyd, 1906)
Common Name(s):
English Reversed Skate
Synonym(s):
Raia reversa Lloyd, 1906

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2008-12-01
Assessor(s): McCormack, C.
Reviewer(s): Valenti, S.V., McEachran, J.D. & Fowler, S.L. (Shark Red List Authority)
Justification:
The Reversed Skate (Amblyraja reversa) is known from only a single specimen, collected from 1,500 m depth on the deep slope of the Baluchistan coast in the Arabian Sea. As virtually nothing is know of the species, it cannot be assessed beyond Data Deficient at present. This assessment should be revisited as further information becomes available.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Western Indian Ocean: known only from the type locality, in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Pakistan (Lloyd 1906).
Countries:
Native:
Pakistan
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Indian Ocean – western
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Population [top]

Population: Population size is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A bathydemersal deepwater skate. The holotype was taken on the deep slope at a depth of 1,500 m (Lloyd 1906). Reproduction is presumably oviparous, as for other skates. Virtually nothing is known of the biology of the species.
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The known depth distribution of the species is most likely beyond the depth of current fishing pressure. The species may be more widely distributed than currently known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No management or conservation measures are currently in place. Like many deeper water species more information on biology and ecology are required. The development and implementation of management plans (national and/or regional e.g., under the FAO International Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks: IPOA-Sharks) are required to facilitate the conservation and management of all chondrichthyan species in the region.

Citation: McCormack, C. 2009. Amblyraja reversa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 November 2014.
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