IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category Year Assessed
Data Deficient Red List Criteria Version
Brash, J.M., McEachran, J.D. & McCormack, C. Reviewer/s
Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Valenti, S.V. & Kyne, P.M. (Shark Red List Authority) Contributor/s Justification
Blackbelly Skate (Breviraja nigriventralis
) is a poorly known, small (to at least 44 cm total length) deepwater skate found at depths of 549–776 m off the northern coast of South America from Panama to French Guiana. There is no specific information on the threats to this species however it may form part of the bycatch of deeper trawl fisheries especially as fisheries expand into greater depths in the future. At present there are insufficient biological and fisheries data to assess the species beyond Data Deficient. Further research is required in order to reassess potential threats to this apparently narrowly distributed species.