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Asymbolus vincenti

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA CHONDRICHTHYES CARCHARHINIFORMES SCYLIORHINIDAE

Scientific Name: Asymbolus vincenti
Species Authority: (Zietz, 1908)
Common Name(s):
English Gulf Catshark
Synonym(s):
Halaelurus vincenti Fowler, 1941
Juncrus vincenti Whitley, 1940

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Simpfendorfer, C.A. & Heupel, M.R. (SSG Australia & Oceania Regional Workshop, March 2003)
Reviewer(s): Fowler, S. & Cavanagh, R.D. (Shark Red List Authority)
Justification:
This endemic species is widely distributed across southern Australia. It appears to be most common in the Great Australian Bight, where there is only limited demersal trawling within its depth range.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Asymbolus vincenti is distributed along the southern coast of Australia from Bass Straight (Victoria) to Cape Leeuwin (Western Australia) including Tasmania.
Countries:
Native:
Australia (South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia)
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Indian Ocean – eastern
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Population [top]

Population: Appears to be most common in the Great Australian Bight. No scientific data are currently available concerning the population size of this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A. vincenti has been reported from depths of 130 to 220 m in the Great Australian Bight. In the east, off western Tasmania and Bass Strait, it is found mostly at depths less than 100 m and is frequently found in seagrass beds near the coast in this area. This species reaches at least 56 cm total length (TL) and males mature at 38 cm TL. The biology of this species is almost entirely unknown.
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is caught in trawl fisheries in southern Australia. There is no available detailed information on bycatch of this species, but it is likely to be caught only irregularly.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Currently no conservation measures are in place for this species.

Citation: Simpfendorfer, C.A. & Heupel, M.R. (SSG Australia & Oceania Regional Workshop, March 2003) 2003. Asymbolus vincenti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 October 2014.
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