Pentacheles laevis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Malacostraca Decapoda Polychelidae

Scientific Name: Pentacheles laevis Bate, 1878
Polycheles beaumontii (Alcock, 1894)
Polycheles gracilis (Bate, 1978)
Polycheles granulatus Faxon, 1893
Polycheles laevis (Bate, 1978)

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.
Pentacheles laevis is assessed as Least Concern because it has a very large distribution throughout several oceans, is described as common, lives at great depths and is not being impacted by any major threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found in the western and eastern Atlantic Ocean, Indo-West Pacific Ocean and the Eastern Pacific (Poore and Ahyong 2004, Ahyong 2007). It is specifically recorded in the waters off Brazil, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, French Polynesia and Taiwan (Eldredge et al. 2000, Ahyong and Chan 2004, Poore and Ahyong 2004, Ahyong and Galil 2006, Ahyong 2007, Costa et al. 2007). It is also found off Colombia, Canada, USA, Indonesia, Tasmania, Philippines, Fiji, Galapagos Islands, Panama, Madagascar, Easter Island and Sri Lanka (Galil 2000, Poupin 2003).
Countries occurrence:
Australia; Brazil; Canada; Chile (Easter Is.); Colombia; Ecuador (Galápagos); Fiji; French Polynesia; Indonesia; Madagascar; New Caledonia; New Zealand; Panama; Philippines; Sri Lanka; Taiwan, Province of China; United States
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – northwest; Atlantic – southwest; Indian Ocean – western; Indian Ocean – eastern; Pacific – southeast; Pacific – northwest; Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – western central; Pacific – southwest; Pacific – northeast
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):2505
Upper depth limit (metres):215
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Population [top]

Population:This species is described as common in the Tasman Sea (Ahyong 2007).
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.  It has been collected from depths of 215 - 2,505 m (Galil 2000).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is unlikely this species is being impacted on by any major threat processes and the great depths this species exists at means commercial harvesting is unlikely (Chan 1998).

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Chan, T.Y. 2011. Pentacheles laevis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T185038A8356020. . Downloaded on 23 June 2018.
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