Enchelycore anatina 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Anguilliformes Muraenidae

Scientific Name: Enchelycore anatina (Lowe, 1838)
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Fangtooth Moray, Bird-eye Conger
French Murène, Murène Des Iles
Spanish Morena Isleña
Muraena anatina Lowe, 1838
Muraena sanctaehelenae Günther, 1870

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2015
Date Assessed: 2011-08-16
Assessor(s): Smith, D.G. & McCosker, J.
Reviewer(s): Cox, N.A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Harwell, H. & Hines, A.
This species is widespread, but uncommon. It occurs over rock and rubble bottom. There are no known major threats, therefore, it is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species has been recorded across the Atlantic. In the eastern Atlantic it is known from the Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands, Cape Verde Islands, Ascension and St. Helena Islands, and in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. In the western Atlantic it has been recorded from Bermuda, northeastern Florida (USA), St. Paul's Rocks, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Bohlke et al. 1989, R. Robertson pers. comm. 2014). It is generally found between zero to 60 m depth.
Countries occurrence:
Bermuda; Cape Verde; Israel; Mauritania; Portugal (Azores, Madeira); Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha; Spain (Canary Is.); Turkey
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – northeast; Atlantic – southeast; Atlantic – southwest; Atlantic – eastern central; Mediterranean and Black Sea
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):60
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Population [top]

Population:This species is widely distributed, but uncommon.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This demersal species is found amongst rocks and rubble to depths of 60 m.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species-specific conservation measures in place.

Citation: Smith, D.G. & McCosker, J. 2015. Enchelycore anatina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T195688A2402886. . Downloaded on 16 August 2018.
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