|Scientific Name:||Carcharhinus brevipinna (Northwest Atlantic subpopulation)|
|Species Authority:||(Müller & Henle, 1839)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable A1bd+2d ver 2.3|
|Reviewer(s):||Musick, J.A. & Fowler, S. (Shark Red List Authority)|
The spinner shark is cosmopolitan in near and offshore warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical continental and insular shelf waters. It is frequently captured in recreational and commercial fisheries. Its meat is valuable and fins are marketable. It frequents nearshore waters as adults and has inshore nursery areas, making it highly vulnerable to fishing pressure and human-induced habitat alteration.
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Atlantic – western central; Atlantic – northwest
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|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
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 IUCN Shark Specialist Group Red List Assessments, 2000 (unpublished report).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. 2000. Carcharhinus brevipinna (Northwest Atlantic subpopulation). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2000: e.T39544A10246907. . Downloaded on 09 February 2016.|
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