|Scientific Name:||Anacanthobatis folirostris (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1951)|
Springeria folirostris Bigelow & Schroeder, 1951
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Valenti, S.V. & Fowler, S.L. (Shark Red List Authority)|
The Leafnose Legskate (Anacanthobatis folirostris) is a deepsea skate from the northern Gulf of Mexico, found along the slope at depths of 300-512 m. The species attains a maximum size of at least 62 cm total length, but little else if known of its biology. At present very little is known of this species and it is not possible to assess it beyond Data Deficient without further study and information. Reassessment should be undertaken as data become available.
|Range Description:||Western Central Atlantic: Northern Gulf of Mexico (McEachran and Carvalho 2002).|
Native:United States (Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas)
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:|
Atlantic – western central
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|Population:||Population size is unknown.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||A bathydemersal deepwater skate, benthic along the upper slope from 300 to 512 m depth (McEachran and Carvalho 2002). Attains a maximum size of 58 cm total length (TL) for males and 62 cm TL for females (McEachran and Carvalho 2002).|
|Major Threat(s):||May be taken as bycatch of trawl fisheries, but no specific data are available. Very little is known of the interaction of this species with fisheries and further information is required to make a full assessment of potential threats.|
Like many deeper water species more information on biology, ecology and importance in fisheries are required to further assess status and any future conservation needs. Where taken, catches require monitoring, particularly as deepwater fisheries expand worldwide.
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. Anacanthobatis folirostris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T161681A5479261.Downloaded on 25 May 2018.|
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