|Scientific Name:||Arctides guineensis|
|Species Authority:||(Spengler, 1799)|
Scyllarides guineensis Holthuis, 1946
Scyllarides sculptus Chace, 1937
Scyllarides sculptus subspecies bermudensis Verrill, 1922
Scyllarus guineensis Spengler, 1799
Scyllarus sculptus Latreille, 1818
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|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.|
Arctides guineensis is assessed as Least Concern because it has a large distribution which is likely to extend further than is currently known. It is not being impacted by any major threats.
This species is distributed in the western Atlantic, including
This species has many synonyms and therefore many different type localities. The type locality for Scyllarides guineensis is the coast of
Native:Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Bermuda; Dominica; Guadeloupe; Martinique; Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico (main island)); Saint Kitts and Nevis; United States (Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina); Virgin Islands, U.S.
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Atlantic – western central
|Lower depth limit (metres):||400|
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|Population:||There is insufficient population information available for this species. However, Holthuis (2006) describes this species as "very rare and difficult to obtain... it may have a range much wider than we know it now".|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species inhabits the outer reefs. The larvae are planktonic, and have been found at depths from 0 m up to 400 m (Holthuis 1991, Holthuis 2006).|
|Use and Trade:||This species is not currently harvested on a commercial scale as it is too rare to be of economic interest. The majority of known specimens are from lobster pots set for other species (Holthuis 1991).|
There are no known major threats to this species.
There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for this species.
|Citation:||MacDiarmid, A. 2013. Arctides guineensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T170052A6721853. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-1.RLTS.T170052A6721853.en . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.|
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