|Scientific Name:||Amblyraja reversa (Lloyd, 1906)|
Raia reversa Lloyd, 1906
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Lloyd, R.E. 1906. Notes on the skull of the genus Aulastomatomorpha, with descriptions of some new deep-sea fish. Natural history notes from the R.I.M.S. ship "Investigator," Capt. T. H. Heming, R.N. (retired), commanding., (Ser. 7).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Ebert, D.A., Khan, M., Akhilesh, K.V. & Grandcourt, E.|
|Reviewer(s):||Jabado, R., Kyne, P.M. & Pollom, R.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Jabado, R., Kyne, P.M.|
The Reverse Skate (Amblyraja reversa) is known from only a single specimen, collected from 1,500 m depth on the deep slope of the Baluchistan coast off Pakistan in the Arabian Sea. As virtually nothing is known of the species, it cannot be assessed beyond Data Deficient at present. This assessment should be revisited as further information becomes available.
|Range Description:||The Reverse Skate is endemic to the Arabian Seas region, where it is known only from the type locality, in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Baluchistan, Pakistan (Lloyd 1906). The species may be more widely distributed than currently known and potentially occurs in India, but this requires confirmation (Akhilesh et al. 2014).|
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:|
Indian Ocean – western
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|Population:||The population size for this species is currently unknown, but it appears to be rare; it is known only from the holotype. Further research is needed to determine population size and trends in abundance.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:|
The only known specimen of the Reverse Skate was taken at 1,500 m depth. The one specimen is a male measuring 60 cm total length.
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||No|
|Use and Trade:||
No utilization or commercial trade of this species is currently known to exist.
|Major Threat(s):||There are no known threats to this species. Its known depth distribution is beyond the depth of current fishing pressure.|
Currently there are no conservation actions in place that might benefit this species in the waters it which it occurs. Research is required on this species’ biology, abundance and distribution to further assess status and any future conservation needs.
|Citation:||Ebert, D.A., Khan, M., Akhilesh, K.V. & Grandcourt, E. 2017. Amblyraja reversa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T161340A109901335.Downloaded on 17 December 2017.|
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