Thymopsis nilenta 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Malacostraca Decapoda Nephropidae

Scientific Name: Thymopsis nilenta Holthuis, 1974
Common Name(s):
English Nilenta Lobsterette

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2009-12-03
Assessor(s): Wahle, R.
Reviewer(s): Collen, B., Livingstone, S. & Richman, N.
Contributor(s): Batchelor, A., De Silva, R., Dyer, E., Kasthala, G., Lutz, M.L., McGuinness, S., Milligan, H.T., Soulsby, A.-M. & Whitton, F.
Thymposis nilenta has been assessed as Least Concern. As this species exists at great depths it is unlikely to be impacted by any major threat process. It has a large and isolated distribution and is not considered to be commerically viable.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is only known from South Georgia Island and southeast of the Falkland Islands (Holthuis 1991). The two locations were given as 55º01'-55º10'S 39º55'-39º46'W and 6º04'-60º08'S 35º59'-36º04'W (Holthuis 1991).
Countries occurrence:
Falkland Islands (Malvinas); South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (South Georgia)
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – southwest; Atlantic – Antarctic
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):3040
Upper depth limit (metres):1976
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Population [top]

Population:As only four specimens of this species have ever been collected, the total population is unknown (Holthuis 1991).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:There is no habitat information available for this species. Specimens have been collected from a depth range of 1,976 - 3,040 m (Holthuis 1991).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: As this species inhabits great depths and is rarely collected, it is highly unlikely to be commercially viable (Holthuis 1991).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

It is unlikely that any major threat is impacting this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for this species.

Citation: Wahle, R. 2011. Thymopsis nilenta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T170024A6711317. . Downloaded on 19 June 2018.
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