|Scientific Name:||Antipodarctus aoteanus|
|Species Authority:||(Powell, 1949)|
Scyllarus aoteanus Powell, 1949
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|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.|
Antipodarctus aoteanus has been assessed as Least Concern. This species has a large range and is not known to face any major threats at the present time, though it may be taken incidentally as by-catch.
|Range Description:||This species is known from New Zealand (Holthuis 1991, 2002; Chan and Crandall in press), including the east coast of the North Island (Bradford et al.2005), and also the Tasman Sea (Booth and Webber 2001).
It is described as being 'infrequently encountered in subtropical species', and is found along the east coast of New Zealand, and has been reported as far south as the East Cape (Chiswell and Booth 1999).
Native:New Zealand (North Is.)
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Pacific – southwest
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|Population:||There is no population information available for this species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||
This species is small; up to 30 mm carapace length (Chiswell and Booth 1999). It has a short larval life (Chiswell and Booth 1999). The vertical distribution of the larvae (phyllosomas) is between 0 - 20 m during the night (Bradford et al. 2005).
It is often found in shallow waters, less than 100 m, along the coast (Chiswell and Booth 1999).
This is not a commercial species (Holthuis 1991).
This species may be taken as part of the prawn catch (of Ibacus alticrenatus); but these occurrences are thought to be rare (New Zealand Fisheries 2009).
|Conservation Actions:||There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for this species.|
|Citation:||Chan, T.Y. 2011. Antipodarctus aoteanus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 May 2013.|
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