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Iago garricki

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA CHONDRICHTHYES CARCHARHINIFORMES TRIAKIDAE

Scientific Name: Iago garricki
Species Authority: Fourmanoir & Rivaton, 1979
Common Name/s:
English Longnose Hound Shark

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Assessor/s: Kyne, P.M. & Cavanagh, R.D. (SSG Australia & Oceania Regional Workshop, March 2003)
Reviewer/s: Shark Specialist Group Australia & Oceania Regional Group (Shark Red List Authority)
Justification:
A small houndshark reported from northwestern Western Australia, Queensland and Vanuatu. Recorded from the continental slope at depths of 250 to 475 m. The species produces small litters of 4 to 5 young, but little else is known of its biology. It is of minor interest to fisheries although it is likely to be taken as bycatch in the small Australian Commonwealth managed North West Slope Trawl Fishery. More information is needed on its biology and abundance, particularly as it seems to be naturally rare.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Recorded from the Eastern Indian in northwestern Australia from off Shark Bay (Western Australia) to off Darwin (Northern Territory) and the West Pacific from off tropical Queensland (between Townsville and Cairns) and Vanuatu.
Countries:
Native:
Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia); Vanuatu
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Indian Ocean – eastern; Pacific – western central
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Population [top]

Population: No information available on populations.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Recorded in tropical waters on the continental slope at depths of 250 to 475 m. Maximum size at least 75 cm total length (TL). Born at about 25 cm TL and males mature at about 45 cm TL. The species is viviparous with a yolk-sac placenta with litters of 4 to 5 young. Diet consists mainly of cephalopods. Nothing else known of its biology.
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Iago garricki is of minor interest to fisheries (Compagno and Niem 1999). It is likely to be taken as bycatch in the Australian Commonwealth managed North West Slope Trawl Fishery which operates at depths of >200 m off northwestern Western Australia. This fishery is small and no actual data on bycatch levels are available (Harris and Ward 1999).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are currently no conservation measures in place for this species.
Citation: Kyne, P.M. & Cavanagh, R.D. (SSG Australia & Oceania Regional Workshop, March 2003) 2003. Iago garricki. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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