Scyllarus caparti 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Malacostraca Decapoda Scyllaridae

Scientific Name: Scyllarus caparti Holthuis, 1952

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2009-12-03
Assessor(s): Butler, M., Chan, T.Y., Cockcroft, A., MacDiarmid, A. & Wahle, R.
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.
Scyllarus caparti has been assessed as Least Concern. This is not a commercial species, and although has the potential to be taken as by-catch, evidence for this has not yet been found. This species also has a substantial distribution off West Africa, and therefore is not regarded to be at threat of extinction.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is distributed in West Africa (Holthuis 1991). This species was found to be present off Grand-Bassam (Côte-d'Ivoire) between 1969 and 1970 (Le Loeuff and Intés 1999).
Countries occurrence:
Côte d'Ivoire; Ghana; Liberia; Sierra Leone
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – eastern central
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):55
Upper depth limit (metres):25
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Population [top]

Population:This species was found off Grand-Bassan (Côte-d'Ivoire) between January 1969 to January 1970, at an occurrence rating of 70, and abundance of 1,061 and a vertical distribution of 25-55 metres; this speices was also found to be abundant in day, night and other surveys in the same study (Le Loueff and Intés 1999). This species was found to change in abundance, and be commonly occuring at the beginning of the warm season (March) and at the beginning of the cold season (July-August) (Le Loueff and Intés 1999).
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species was found to live on or near the bottom, and do not exhibit vertical migrations (Le Loueff and Intés 1999).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is associated with shrimp fishing grounds in the area of Grand-Bassam (Côte-d'Ivoire) at a 45 m depth (Le Loueff and Intés 1999). This species is not a commercial species; however is potentially caught as by-catch (Holthuis 1991).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for this species.  Further research on its exact location, population, habitat and threats is recommended as these data are lacking.

Citation: Butler, M., Chan, T.Y., Cockcroft, A., MacDiarmid, A. & Wahle, R. 2011. Scyllarus caparti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T185039A8356257. . Downloaded on 16 July 2018.
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