|Scientific Name:||Nephropsis ensirostris Alcock, 1901|
|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.|
Nephropsis ensirostris has been assessed as Least Concern. This species has a large distribution, and is unlikely to be impacted upon by any major threat process.
This species is distributed in the Indo-West Pacific region including: the Gulf of Aden, the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal, the
The type locality of this species is "Investigator" Station 177, in the Arabian Sea north of the
Native:Bangladesh; Djibouti; India (Andaman Is., Goa, Gujarat, Kerala, Laccadive Is., Maharashtra, Nicobar Is., Orissa, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal); Indonesia (Sumatera); Iran, Islamic Republic of; Malaysia; Maldives; Myanmar; Oman; Pakistan; Philippines; Somalia; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Yemen (North Yemen, Socotra, South Yemen)
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:|
Indian Ocean – western; Indian Ocean – eastern; Pacific – western central
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|Population:||There is insufficient population information available for this species.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:|
This deep sea species inhabits a mud or sandy mud substrate (Holthuis 1991), at a depth range of 315-1,314 m.
|Use and Trade:||
This species is not currently harvested on a commercial scale. It has rarely been caught, and its small size and the great depths it inhabits make it an unlikely fisheries target (Holthuis 1991).
It is unlikely that any major threat is impacting this species.
There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for this species.
|Citation:||Wahle, R. 2011. Nephropsis ensirostris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T170086A6708097.Downloaded on 22 January 2018.|
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