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Stereomastis nana

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA MALACOSTRACA DECAPODA POLYCHELIDAE

Scientific Name: Stereomastis nana
Species Authority: (Smith, 1884)
Synonym/s:
Pentacheles nanus Smith, 1884
Polycheles andamanensis (Alcock, 1894)
Polycheles nanus (Smith, 1884)
Stereomastis andamanensis (Alcock, 1894)
Stereomastis grimaldii (Bouvier, 1905)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2009-12-03
Assessor/s: Chan, T.Y.
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.
Justification:
Stereomastis nana is assessed as Least Concern because it has a large distribution across most of the globe in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans, lives at great depths and is not being impacted by any major threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found across the globe, from as northerly as Greenland to South Africa (Galil 2000). It is also known from Iceland, the Irish Sea, the Bay of Biscay across the Atlantic to Canada and the USA (Galil 2000). It has also been recorded from West Africa and the Azores, the East China Sea, Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, New Caledonia, Wallis and Fortuna Islands, Vanuatu, New Zealand, Solomon Islands and Australia (Galil 2000, Ahyong and Galil 2006). Additionally this species is known from the Gulf of Aden, the Arabian Sea and India, and from Alaska, USA to Chile (Hendrickx 1995, Galil 2000).
Countries:
Native:
Angola (Angola); Australia; Benin; Cameroon; Canada; Cape Verde; Chile; Colombia; Congo; Costa Rica; Côte d'Ivoire; Djibouti; Ecuador; El Salvador; France; Gabon; Ghana; Greenland; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Honduras; Iceland; India; Indonesia; Ireland; Japan; Liberia; Mauritania; Mexico; Morocco; Namibia; New Caledonia; New Zealand; Nicaragua; Nigeria; Oman; Panama; Peru; Philippines; Portugal; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Solomon Islands; Somalia; Spain; Togo; United States; Vanuatu; Wallis and Futuna; Western Sahara; Yemen
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Atlantic – eastern central; Atlantic – northeast; Atlantic – northwest; Atlantic – southeast; Atlantic – western central; Indian Ocean – eastern; Indian Ocean – western; Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – northeast; Pacific – northwest; Pacific – southeast; Pacific – southwest; Pacific – western central
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Population [top]

Population: There is no population information available for this species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species has been found on muddy substrates from a depth range of 300 - 4,000 m.
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place for this species.
Citation: Chan, T.Y. 2011. Stereomastis nana. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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