Minyichthys sentus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae

Scientific Name: Minyichthys sentus Dawson, 1982
Regional Assessments:
Taxonomic Source(s): Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.). 2015. Catalog of Fishes. Updated 2 July 2015. Available at: (Accessed: 2 July 2015).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2014-07-07
Assessor(s): Pollom, R.
Reviewer(s): Kemp, J.R. & Ralph, G.
Minyichthys sentus is assessed as Data Deficient. The species is only known from four specimens, and therefore no reliable assessment of the species can be made. Further research is needed to properly assess the status of the species, including a concerted search effort to confirm it is not extinct.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from three specimen collections from 1930: one from the western Mediterranean near Gibraltar and the others from the eastern Atlantic off of northern Morocco/southern Spain and the Canary Islands. The only record since then is an occurrence off the Canary Islands in 1970. No further records of this species exist. It has been found at depths down to 170 m.
Countries occurrence:
Gibraltar; Morocco; Spain (Canary Is., Spain (mainland), Spanish North African Territories)
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – eastern central
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):170
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Population [top]

Population:This species is known from three specimens collected in 1930 and an observation from 1970. No other records of the species exist, and therefore no population estimates can be made.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Continuing decline in subpopulations:Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in subpopulations:UnknownAll individuals in one subpopulation:Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is known from depths to 170 m. It has also been recorded from trawls at depths of  740 - 3,460 m, but it is suspected that these specimens were caught at shallower depths as the net was brought to the surface.
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Unknown
Movement patterns:Unknown

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

The species is not known to be traded or exploited commercially.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats are unknown for this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are currently no conservation efforts in place for Minyichthys sentus, nor is there any information about what efforts may be needed. It is not known whether the species occurs in any protected areas. Further research into the species' distribution, population size and trends, habitat, ecology and threats is required.

Citation: Pollom, R. 2014. Minyichthys sentus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T18258153A46263285. . Downloaded on 20 June 2018.
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