|Scientific Name:||Nephropsis atlantica|
|Species Authority:||Norman, 1882|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Collen, B., Livingstone, S. & Richman, N.|
|Contributor(s):||Batchelor, A., De Silva, R., Dyer, E., Kasthala, G., Lutz, M.L., McGuinness, S., Milligan, H.T., Soulsby, A.-M. & Whitton, F.|
Nephropsis atlantica has been assessed as Least Concern. This species has a wide distribution, and is not thought to be impacted upon by any threat processes.
|Range Description:||This species is distributed in the eastern Atlantic between the Faroe Islands and Namibia (61ºN and 24ºS). Records of the species from the Indo-West Pacific region are thought to probably refer to Nephropsis sulcata (Holthuis 1991).
The type locality of this species is thought to be 'Knight Errant' Station 30 in the Faroe Channel (59º33'N 7º14'W) at a depth of 1,015 m (Holthuis 1991).
Native:Angola (Angola, Angola, Cabinda); Benin; Cameroon; Cape Verde; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea (Annobón, Bioko, Equatorial Guinea (mainland)); Faroe Islands; France (France (mainland)); Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Ireland; Liberia; Mauritania; Morocco; Namibia (Namibia (main part)); Nigeria; Portugal (Madeira, Portugal (mainland)); Senegal; Sierra Leone; Spain (Canary Is., Spain (mainland)); Togo; United Kingdom (Great Britain, Northern Ireland); Western Sahara
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Atlantic – eastern central; Atlantic – northeast; Atlantic – southeast
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|Population:||There is insufficient population information available for this species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||
This deep sea species can be found in muddy, sand, rock, and coral substrate at depths ranging from 470-1,804 m, but most commonly between 900-1,400 m (Holthuis 1991).
|Use and Trade:||This species is not currently harvested on a commercial scale. The small size of the species, and the great depths it inhabits make it an unlikely fisheries target, although it is occasionally taken (Holthuis 1991).|
It is unlikely that any major threat is impacting this species.
|Conservation Actions:||There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for this species.|
Holthuis, L.B. 1991. Marine lobsters of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of species of interest to fisheries known to date. FAO species catalogue 13(125). FAO, Rome.
IUCN. 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2011.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 16 June 2011).
Schneider, W. 1990. FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Field guide to the commercial marine resources of the Gulf of Guinea. FAO, Rome.
|Citation:||Wahle, R. 2013. Nephropsis atlantica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 September 2014.|
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