|Scientific Name:||Scyliorhinus cervigoni|
|Species Authority:||Maurin & Bonnet, 1970|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Confused in the past with S. stellaris, which is distributed to the north of S. cervigoni.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Cavanagh, R.D., Stevens, J., Pollard, D. & Dudley, S. (Shark Red List Authority)|
A little-known catshark endemic to the tropical lower continental shelf and upper continental slopes of the southeastern Atlantic Ocean from Mauritania southward to Angola. There is virtually no information on this species, it occurs in depths of 45 to 500 m, on or near the bottom and is highly likely to be experiencing some offshore trawl fishery mortality as unrecorded bycatch throughout its range. However due to lack of data it is not possible to assess Scyliorhinus cervigoni beyond Data Deficient at the present time.
|Range Description:||Endemic to waters of the southeastern Atlantic Ocean from Mauritania to Angola.|
Native:Angola (Angola); Benin; Cameroon; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Mauritania; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Atlantic – eastern central; Atlantic – southeast
|Range Map:||Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.|
|Population:||No knowledge of population size or structure.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||
Inhabits outer continental shelf and upper continental slope in depths of 45 to 500 m, on or near bottom. Little life history information currently available. Consumes bony fishes. Likely oviparous, egg cases thought to be of this species measured 7 to 8 cm x 3 cm. Maximum size at least 76 cm, smallest mature male ~65 cm (Compagno et al. 2005).
Life history parameters
Age at maturity (years): Unknown.
Size at maturity (total length): Female: unknown; Male: ~65 cm.
Longevity (years): Unknown.
Maximum size (total length): At least 76 cm.
Size at birth (cm): Unknown.
Average reproductive age (years): Unknown.
Gestation time (months): Unknown.
Reproductive periodicity: Unknown.
Average annual fecundity or litter size: Unknown.
Annual rate of population increase: Unknown.
Natural mortality: Unknown.
|Major Threat(s):||Some trawl fishing mortality is likely.|
|Conservation Actions:||Need to obtain and monitor trawl fisheries bycatch data in the species' range.|
|Citation:||Burgess, G.H. 2006. Scyliorhinus cervigoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 May 2015.|
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