|Scientific Name:||Trygonoptera galba|
|Species Authority:||Last & Yearsley, 2008|
Trygonoptera sp. nov. A [Last & Stevens, 1994]
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Last, P.R. & Marshall, L.J.|
|Reviewer/s:||Kyne, P.M., Fowler, S.L. & Compagno, L.J.V. (Shark Red List Authority)|
The Yellow Shovelnose Stingaree (Trygonoptera galba) apparently is endemic to a small area of the eastern Indian off Western Australia at about 200 m depth. This area and depth receives little fishing effort, being too deep for inshore prawn trawl fisheries and at the edge of the small-scale Western Deepwater Trawl Fishery. The Yellow Shovelnose Stingaree is very poorly known and requires close comparison with the Western Shovelnose Stingaree (Trygonoptera mucosa), from which it not may not be distinct. Further material is required and at this time the Yellow Shovelnose Stingaree cannot be assessed beyond Data Deficient until taxonomic issues are resolved, at which point Least Concern may be more appropriate.
|Range Description:||As presently defined, restricted to a narrow area off Western Australia, Abrolhos Islands to Shark Bay (Last and Stevens 1994).|
Native:Australia (Western Australia)
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Indian Ocean – eastern
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|Population:||No details available.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Found at about 200 m depth at the edge of the continental shelf (Last and Stevens 1994). Biology unknown.|
|Major Threat(s):||The area and depth from which Trygonoptera galba is presently known receives little fishing effort, being too deep for inshore prawn trawl fisheries and at the edge of the small-scale Western Deepwater Trawl Fishery.|
Relationships between the three shovelnose stingaree species first need to be defined before conservation measures can be determined.
The effective implementation of the Australian National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks (Shark Advisory Group and Lack 2004) (under the FAO International Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks: IPOA-Sharks) will help to facilitate the conservation and sustainable management of all chondrichthyan species in Australia.
|Citation:||Last, P.R. & Marshall, L.J. 2009. Trygonoptera galba. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 12 March 2014.|
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