Mollisquama parini 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Chondrichthyes Squaliformes Dalatiidae

Scientific Name: Mollisquama parini Dolganov, 1984
Common Name(s):
English Pocket Shark

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Leandro, L. (SSG South America Regional Workshop, June 2003)
Reviewer(s): Kyne, P.M., Cavanagh, R.D. & Fowler, S.L. (Shark Red List Authority)
A very poorly known deepwater shark recorded from the Naska Submarine Ridge in the Eastern South Pacific, off northern Chile. The holotype, and only known specimen, was an adult female (40 cm total length (TL)), taken at a depth of 330 m. Nothing is known of its biology or threats in the area.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:At present known only from the Naska Submarine Ridge in the Eastern South Pacific, off Chile.
Countries occurrence:
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – southeast
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The holotype, and only specimen, was collected at 330 m. It was an adult female of 40 cm total length (TL). Nothing known of its biology.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Unknown. The species is probably not utilized.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures are known to be in place for this species.

Citation: Leandro, L. (SSG South America Regional Workshop, June 2003). 2004. Mollisquama parini. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T44515A10909814. . Downloaded on 26 April 2018.
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