Catalog Number: USNM 103500
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Year Collected: 1958
Locality: Off Coast, Guyana, North Atlantic Ocean
Depth (m): 75 to 80
Vessel: Oregon R/V
- Paratype: 1960. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 73: 153.
Habitat and Ecology
Depth range (m): 77.5 - 77.5
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IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
The harvesting of this species for food is limited at this time to an annual catch of approximately 100 tonnes off the northeast coast of Brazil (Isaac et al. 2009). Without knowing the abundance of this species, it is difficult to determine whether this is a considerable threat to the population.
There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for this species. Further research is needed on the abundance of this species, or catch per unit effort to better understand how harvest levels are impacting the population.
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