|Scientific Name:||Conocara nigrum (Günther, 1878)|
Alepocephalus niger Günther, 1878
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Richman, N., Ram, M. & Collen, B.|
|Reviewer(s):||Polidoro, B. & Carpenter, K.E.|
|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. & Livingston, F.|
Conocara nigrum was assessed as Data Deficient. This species has an estimated extent of occurrence of more than 1,500,000 km2, however there is no population information available. It is not targeted by any specific fishery, but it may be caught as bycatch of other fisheries. Future monitoring of population trends are required.
This species is endemic to the northeast coast of Australia. It is found in the tropical waters of the Coral Sea, Queensland (McCulloch 1930, Munro 1956). It has an estimated extent of occurrence of more than 1,500,000 km2.
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:|
Pacific – western central
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|Population:||There is no population information for this species.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:|
This is a demersal fish species that lives on the continental slope, down to approximately 2,500 m (Munro 1956, Sazonov and Markle 1999). Data on its mode of reproduction are not available, however for species in this family fecundity tends to be low (Sazonov and Markle 1999).
|Use and Trade:||This species is not targeted commercially however may be trawled as bycatch of deep-sea fisheries (Sazonov and Markle 1999).|
There are no specialized fisheries for this species, however it may be trawled as bycatch of deep-sea fisheries (Sazonov and Markle 1999).
There are no conservation measures in place for this species.
|Citation:||Richman, N., Ram, M. & Collen, B. 2010. Conocara nigrum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T165912A6162844.Downloaded on 15 October 2018.|
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