Squatina guggenheim (Brazilian subpopulation)
|Scientific Name:||Squatina guggenheim (Brazilian subpopulation)|
|Species Authority:||Marini, 1936|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered A1bd+2d ver 2.3|
|Reviewer(s):||Musick, J.A. & Fowler, S. (Shark Red List Authority)|
This is a common bottom-dwelling shark at depths of between 10-80 m in western South Atlantic coastal waters from Southern Brazil to Northern Argentina. Although not usually targeted, it is commonly captured and landed by unmanaged multi-species gillnet and bottom trawl fisheries, and 50% of landings are immature. Intensive exploitation in recent years has led to an 88% decrease in trawling CPUE for the angel sharks S. guggenheim and S. occulta in Southern Brazil (Vooren 1996), although landings remain high because of the increased fishing effort targeting more fecund species in the multi-species fishery.
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:|
Atlantic – southeast
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|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
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 IUCN Shark Specialist Group Red List Assessments, 2000 (unpublished report).
Vooren, C.M. 1996. Demersal elasmobranchs from southern Brazil. Informe SBEEL, No. 1. November 1996. Sociedade Brasileira para o Estudo de Elasmobrânquios.
|Citation:||Chiaramonte, G.E. 2000. Squatina guggenheim (Brazilian subpopulation). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2000: e.T39465A10239986.Downloaded on 30 August 2016.|