Stereomastis talismani 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Malacostraca Decapoda Polychelidae

Scientific Name: Stereomastis talismani (Bouvier, 1917)
Polycheles sculptus ssp. talismani Bouvier, 1917
Polycheles talismani (Bouvier, 1917)
Stereomastis sculpta ssp. talismani (Bouvier, 1917)

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.
Stereomastis talismani has been assessed as Least Concern. This species has a broad range, and occupies deep-water so faces no major threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found in the Atlantic off the coast of West Africa, from Mauritania to Namibia (Macpherson 1991, Galil 2000), between depths of 100 and 2,100 m.
Countries occurrence:
Angola; Benin; Cameroon; Congo; Côte d'Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Mauritania; Namibia; Nigeria; Senegal; Togo
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – southeast; Atlantic – eastern central
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):2100
Upper depth limit (metres):100
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Population [top]

Population:There is no population information available for this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:There is no habitat information available for this species.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is incidentally caught by deep sea trawlers in the Gulf of Guinea (Schnieder 1992).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is considered an 'important' by-catch when caught along the Gulf of Guinea by deep sea trawlers (Schnieder 1992), however it is only taken in a small part of its range. This species faces no major threat at the present time.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place for this species.

Citation: Chan, T.Y. 2011. Stereomastis talismani. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T185022A8351324. . Downloaded on 22 August 2018.
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