|Scientific Name:||Figaro striatus|
|Species Authority:||Gledhill, Last & White, 2008|
Galeus sp. [Last & Stevens, 1994] subspecies B
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|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)|
An undescribed, little-known catshark recorded from a narrow distributional and bathymetric range off northeastern Australia (Queensland). There is nothing known of its biology and little fishing effort in its area of occurrence. No information available to assess the species beyond Data Deficient.
|Range Description:||This species was designated as Galeus sp. B in Last and Stevens (1994). Relationship between this species and Galeus boardmani from southern Australia needs to be assessed.
Endemic to Australia. Recorded from off northeastern Australia (Queensland) between Rockhampton and Townsville. Distribution little understood, may be more widely distributed off northeastern Australia.
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Pacific – western central
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|Population:||No information on populations. Limited range may form a single population.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Demersal on the continental slope in depths of 310 to 420 m. Maximum size at least 41 cm total length (TL). Males reported to mature at 38 cm TL. Nothing else known of its biology.|
|Major Threat(s):||Little fishing effort in area of occurrence. No threats currently apparent.|
|Conservation Actions:||None. Species needs to be formally described and research conducted into life history.|
|Citation:||Kyne, P.M. & Cavanagh, R.D. (SSG Australia & Oceania Regional Workshop, March 2003) 2003. Figaro striatus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 11 March 2014.|
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