Galearctus aurora 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Malacostraca Decapoda Scyllaridae

Scientific Name: Galearctus aurora (Holthuis, 1982)
Scyllarus aurora Holthuis, 1982

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.
Galearctus aurora has been assessed as Least Concern.  Although little is known about this species population or ecology it is widely distribution across the Pacific Ocean and is of no interest to fisheries. It is unlikely there are any other major threats impacting this species at this time.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is widely distributed in the northern and southern Pacific Ocean (Holthuis 1982, 2002). It is known from Hawaii, Japan, the Society Islands, New Caledonia, the Mariana Islands and islands in the Austral, Tuamotu, Marquesas and Gambier archipelagos (Holthuis 1982, 2002, Phillips and McWilliam 1989, Poupin 1996, Eldredge and Evenhuis 2003, Paulay et al. 2003, Chan and Mitsuhashi 2007).
Countries occurrence:
French Polynesia (Marquesas, Society Is., Tuamotu, Tubuai Is.); Japan; New Caledonia; Northern Mariana Islands; United States (Hawaiian Is.)
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – northwest; Pacific – western central
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):300
Upper depth limit (metres):90
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Population [top]

Population:There is no population information available for this species. Sekiguchi and Inoue (2002) considered this species to be rare in Japanese waters.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The habitat preference of this species is unknown. It is found at depths of 90-300 m (Poupin 1996, Holthuis 2002).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are unknown. This species is of no interest to fisheries. It is widely distributed and it is therefore unlikely that this species is experiencing a significant decline in population size.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for this species. Further research is required to establish its population size and habitat preferences and to identify potential threats.

Citation: Chan, T.Y. 2011. Galearctus aurora. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T185076A8346031. . Downloaded on 24 September 2017.
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