Dalatias licha (Northeast Atlantic subpopulation) 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Chondrichthyes Squaliformes Dalatiidae

Scientific Name: Dalatias licha (Northeast Atlantic subpopulation)
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Kitefin Shark

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/near threatened ver 2.3
Year Published: 2000
Date Assessed: 2000-06-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Compagno, L.J.V. & Cook, S.F.
Reviewer(s): Musick, J.A. & Fowler, S. (Shark Red List Authority)
Records of yields from the Portuguese/Azores kitefin shark fishery suggest that targeted fisheries are capable of reducing populations quite rapidly. The life history of this species is expected to result in a slow recovery after depletion. An increasing trend for fisheries to move into deeper water on continental shelves and slopes suggests that fishing pressure on this species will likely increase over the next decade or more. However, because the kitefin shark is widely distributed and data on fisheries and populations are lacking from most of its range, it is not possible to reach a global assessment.

Geographic Range [top]

FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – northeast
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: Compagno, L.J.V. & Cook, S.F. 2000. Dalatias licha (Northeast Atlantic subpopulation). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2000: e.T39464A10239939. . Downloaded on 28 May 2018.
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