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 only known from four specimens from the southwestern Atlantic. Observations from scientific surveys suggest that this fish is abundant but this cannot be confirmed until proper identification is conducted. Although extensive trawling occurs around the Falklands Islands, recent restrictions have limited the number of boats and depth at which trawls are operation. Similarly, few specimens of this species are being recorded in in bycatch. Currently it is listed as Least Concern, however more information is needed on this species distribution, population status, life history, biology, and impact of any potential major threats.