|Scientific Name:||Nephropsis atlantica 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, 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 – northeast; Atlantic – southeast; Atlantic – eastern central
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|Population:||There is insufficient population information available for this species.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|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.|
|Citation:||Wahle, R. 2011. Nephropsis atlantica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T170044A6719491.Downloaded on 23 September 2017.|