IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category Year Assessed
Least Concern Red List Criteria Version
Stevens, J. (SSG Australia & Oceania Regional Workshop, March 2003) Reviewer/s
Cavanagh, R.D. & Francis, M.P. (Shark Red List Authority) Contributor/s Justification
Isistius brasiliensis is widespread but with patchy distribution records. It is too small (up to about 50 cm total length (TL)) to be regularly taken by fisheries and although it is occasionally caught by pelagic longlines, and sometimes in midwater trawls and plankton nets there are no significant threats to this species.