IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category Year Assessed
Least Concern Red List Criteria Version
Mincarone, M.M. Reviewer/s
Polidoro, B., Knapp, L. & Carpenter, K.E. Contributor/s Justification
This species is widespread in southern Africa, and is considered common. It is likely that its distribution extends up to the south coast of Mozambique, but this needs to be confirmed. Although there are several trawl fisheries operating within at least part of the depth and distributional range of this species, there is no current indication of widespread population decline. It is listed as Least Concern. However, given that there are extensive trawling activities in this area, this species population should be monitored.