Carcharhinus limbatus (Northwest Atlantic subpopulation)
|Scientific Name:||Carcharhinus limbatus (Northwest Atlantic subpopulation)|
|Species Authority:||(Müller & Henle, 1839)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable A1bcd+2cd ver 2.3|
|Assessor(s):||Burgess, G.H. & Branstetter, S.|
|Reviewer(s):||Musick, J.A. & Fowler, S. (Shark Red List Authority)|
A modest-sized shark widespread in warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical waters world-wide. It frequents inshore waters as adults and has inshore nursery areas, making it highly vulnerable to fishing pressure and human-induced habitat alteration. Frequently captured in commercial and recreational fisheries, its meat is valuable and fins highly marketable.
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:|
Atlantic – western central; Atlantic – northwest
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|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
Compagno, L.J.V. 1984. FAO species catalogue. Vol. 4. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125, Volume 4, Part 1.
Hilton-Taylor, C. 2000. 2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
IUCN SSC Shark Specialist Group. Specialist Group website. Available at: http://www.iucnssg.org/.
Shark Specialist Group. 2000. IUCN Shark Specialist Group Red List Assessments, 2000 (unpublished report).
|Citation:||Burgess, G.H. & Branstetter, S. 2000. Carcharhinus limbatus (Northwest Atlantic subpopulation). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2000: e.T39373A10218026.Downloaded on 28 February 2017.|
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