IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category Year Assessed
Least Concern Red List Criteria Version
Paxton, J.R. Reviewer/s
Collen, B., Richman, N., Beresford, A., Chenery, A. & Ram, M. Contributor/s
De Silva, R., Milligan, H., Lutz, M., Batchelor, A., Jopling, B., Kemp, K., Lewis, S., Lintott, P., Sears, J., Wilson, P., Smith, J. & Livingston, F. Justification
has been assessed as Least Concern. This is due to its widespread distribution across most of the world's ocean systems, and the depth at which it is found. Despite being taken as by-catch by the tuna longline fisheries, it is not targeted directly by any fishery, and has a broad distribution. Due to the deep-water nature of this species it is unlikely to be taken as by-catch my many other fisheries, and is unlikely to be impacted by any other human or climatic threats.