Neorossia leptodons 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Cephalopoda Sepioloida Sepiolidae

Scientific Name: Neorossia leptodons Reid, 1992

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2009-03-28
Assessor(s): Barratt, I. & Allcock, L.
Reviewer(s): Reid, A., Rogers, Alex & Bohm, M.
Contributor(s): Herdson, R. & Duncan, C.
Neorossia leptodons has been assessed as Data Deficient as very little is known about this species. Further research is recommended before an accurate assessment can be made.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Neorossia leptodons occurs off Australia ranging from New South Wales to South Australia (Reid and Jereb 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Australia (New South Wales, South Australia)
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Indian Ocean – eastern; Pacific – southwest
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):1110
Upper depth limit (metres):130
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Population [top]

Population:The population size of this species is unknown.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This small species has a very wide depth range (130 to 1,110 m in depth) (Reid and Jereb 2005). Females attain a larger body size (up to 77.5 mm in mantle length) compared to males (up to 42 mm in mantle length) (Reid and Jereb 2005). Members of the subfamily Rossiinae are bottom living species that typically bury in soft sediments during the day, and emerge at night to feed (Norman 2003).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is of no current interest to fisheries (Reid and Jereb 2005).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Basic research is required on this species to elucidate its distribution, population size and life history characteristics.

Citation: Barratt, I. & Allcock, L. 2012. Neorossia leptodons. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T162519A908078. . Downloaded on 21 March 2018.
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