|Scientific Name:||Parapristipoma octolineatum (Valenciennes, 1833)|
Diagramma octolineatum (Valenciennes, 1833)
Pristipoma octolineatum Valenciennes, 1833
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient (Regional assessment) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Francour, P., Bizsel, C., Kara, M.H., Yokes, B. & Goren, M.|
|Reviewer(s):||Livingstone, S., Harwell, H., Polidoro, B. & Carpenter, K.|
In the Mediterranean Sea Parapristipoma octolineatum is very uncommon or perhaps rare, although it is commercially fished. There is no information available on population trends, or the impact of fisheries on its population. Therefore this species is assessed as Data Deficient in the region.
|Range Description:||This species is present in the eastern Atlantic from Portugal to Namibia, including Madeira, the Canary Islands, Cape Verdes and Sao Tome Principe. In the Mediterranean Sea it is present in the Alboran Sea and along the southwestern coast to Tunisia.|
Native:Algeria; Angola; Benin; Cameroon; Cape Verde; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Gibraltar; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Italy; Liberia; Mauritania; Morocco; Namibia; Nigeria; Portugal; Sao Tomé and Principe; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Spain; Togo; Tunisia; Western Sahara
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:|
Atlantic – northeast; Atlantic – southeast; Atlantic – eastern central; Mediterranean and Black Sea
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|Population:||There is no population information available for the Mediterranean. The species is apparently rare in the region.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This is a demersal species that occurs in shallow waters from the shoreline to about 50 m on sand or rocky substrata. It feeds on crustaceans and molluscs (Ben-Tuvia and McKay 1986). It occurs at depths of 2 to 180 m, mostly between 10 and 30 m (Louisy 2002).|
|Use and Trade:||
This is a commercial species.
Occasionally present on markets of Morocco, rarely elsewhere. It is marketed fresh (Fischer et al. 1987).
|Major Threat(s):||This is a commercial species that can be caught with various gears.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no known conservation measures in place for this species.|
|Citation:||Francour, P., Bizsel, C., Kara, M.H., Yokes, B. & Goren, M. 2011. Parapristipoma octolineatum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T194428A8892663.Downloaded on 18 January 2018.|
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