||Neoharriotta pumila Didier & Stehmann, 1996
||Arabian Sicklefin Chimaera
Neoharriotta quraishii Ali-Khan & Hussein, 1999
||Balakrishnan, K.P. 1962. On a chimaeroid egg capsule from the Arabian Sea. Journal of the Zoological Society of India 14:137–140.
||A record of an egg capsule from the Indian Ocean identified as Harriotta indica (Balakrishnan 1962), as well as records of H. pinnata in the Arabian Sea and Southwest India (Manilo and Movchan 1989, Silas and Selvaraj 1980) probably refer to this species.
|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Ebert, D.A., Bineesh, K.K., Khan, M. & Akhilesh, K.V.
||Jabado, R., Pollom, R. & Kyne, P.M.
||Jabado, R., Kyne, P.M.
The Arabian Sicklefin Chimaera (Neoharriotta pumila) inhabits waters off Socotra, Yemen and Somalia at depths of 100–1,120 m. It may have a wider distribution in the Indian Ocean, particularly at depths of 1,000 m or more. The maximum size is around 65 cm total length, but biology is poorly-known. There are no targeted fisheries for the species and it is not known from bycatch given its deep occurrence. As there are currently no known threats to this species, it is therefore listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||The Arabian Sicklefin Chimaera is endemic to the Arabian Seas region. Its known range is restricted to the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Aden off Somalia and the Socotra Archipelago (Yemen) (Didier and Stehmann 1996, Ebert 2014). It may have a wider distribution in the Indian Ocean, particularly at depths of 1,000 m or more.|
Somalia; Yemen (Socotra)
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:|
Indian Ocean – western
|♦ Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO):||Unknown|
|♦ Extreme fluctuations in area of occupancy (AOO):||Unknown||♦ Estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:|
|♦ Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):||Unknown||♦ Extreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO):||Unknown|
|♦ Continuing decline in number of locations:||Unknown|
|♦ Extreme fluctuations in the number of locations:||Unknown|
|♦ Lower depth limit (metres):||1120|
|♦ Upper depth limit (metres):||100|
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