Quagga Catshark Halaelurus quagga

Ebert, David A and Tesfamichael, Dawit and Valinassab, Tooraj and Akhilesh, K V (2017) Quagga Catshark Halaelurus quagga. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018.

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    The Quagga Catshark (Halaelurus quagga) is a poorly-known catshark recorded from very few specimens. It has a fragmented known distribution occurring off southwestern India, and around the Socotra Archipelago (Yemen). This small shark (reaching ~37 cm total length) occurs at depths of 54-300 m, but appears to be a mostly deep-water species. The development of intense deep-sea bottom trawl fishing off southwestern India where the species is most likely to be taken as bycatch is a concern. Its small size means that it would be discarded at sea, but survivorship would be low. There are currently no deep-sea fishing activities around the Socotra Archipelago. Declines off southwestern India are suspected, but the extent to which fishing is affecting the species there is not known. Despite some concern, the species is assessed as Data Deficient, with a urgent need to assess bycatch rates in the Indian deep-sea shrimp trawl fishery.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources; IUCN; The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species; Harlequin Catshark; Ctenacis fehlmanni
    Subjects: Demersal Fisheries > Shark fisheries
    Marine Fisheries > Conservation
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mumbai
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 10 May 2019 06:21
    Last Modified: 10 May 2019 06:21
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/13635

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