Stereomastis pacifica 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Malacostraca Decapoda Polychelidae

Scientific Name: Stereomastis pacifica
Species Authority: (Faxon, 1893)
Polycheles pacificus (Faxon, 1893)
Polycheles sculptus subspecies pacificus Faxon, 1983
Stereomastis sculpta subspecies pacifica (Faxon, 1983)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
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 pacifica is assessed as Least Concern because it has a large distribution, lives at great depths and is not being impacted by any major threat processes.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found in the Pacific, in the east from San Clement Island, California, USA to Valaparaiso, Chile (Wicksten 1981).
Countries occurrence:
Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Peru; United States (California)
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – southeast
Lower depth limit (metres): 3380
Upper depth limit (metres): 600
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is unlikely that any major threat is impacting this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Chan, T.Y. 2013. Stereomastis pacifica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T185037A8355853. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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