Careproctus merretti 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Scorpaeniformes Liparidae

Scientific Name: Careproctus merretti Andriashev & Chernova, 1988
Common Name(s):
English Merret's Snailfish, Snakehead Snailfish

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2014-04-18
Assessor(s): Keskin, Ç., Herrera, J., Papaconstantinou, C. & de Sola, L.
Reviewer(s): Strongin, K.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Comeros-Raynal, M.
Listed as Data Deficient as Careproctus merretti is only known from its holotype collected from Porcupine Basin, Northeastern Atlantic. There is a need for more information about the biology of this species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Careproctus merretti is known from the holotype collected from Porcupine Basin, Northeastern Atlantic (49°37'N, 13°49'W) between depths of 3,920–3,990 m (Andriashev and Chernova 1988).
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – northeast
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):3990
Upper depth limit (metres):3920
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Population [top]

Population:Population information for Careproctus merretti is extremely limited as this species is only known from the holotype.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Careproctus merretti is a deep water species. The length of the holotype is 20.5 cm SL (Andriyashev and Chernova 1988). Additional information about this species is not available.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Use and trade information is not available for this species.

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species specific conservation efforts in place for C. merretti. There is a need for additional information about the biology of this species.

Citation: Keskin, Ç., Herrera, J., Papaconstantinou, C. & de Sola, L. 2014. Careproctus merretti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T18237516A45128580. . Downloaded on 24 March 2018.
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