IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category Year Assessed
Data Deficient Red List Criteria Version
Compagno, L.J.V. Reviewer/s
Valenti, S.V., Gibson, C.G. & Fowler, S.L. (Shark Red List Authority) Contributor/s Justification
The South China Cookiecutter Shark (Isistius labialis
) is a very poorly known, presumably oceanic or semioceanic shark. Known only from a single specimen in the South China Sea at present. If it is a valid species,the South China Cookiecutter Shark is possibly more wide-ranging and may be mistaken for the Cookiecutter Shark (Isistius brasiliensis
), which is circumglobal in all warm seas. The lack of information on this species, recorded from a single locality, precludes an assessment beyond Data Deficient at this time.