IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category Year Assessed
Data Deficient Red List Criteria Version
Cockcroft, A., Butler, M., MacDiarmid, A. & Wahle, R. Reviewer/s
Collen, B., Livingstone, S. & Richman, N. Contributor/s
Batchelor, A., De Silva, R., Dyer, E., Kasthala, G., Lutz, M.L., McGuinness, S., Milligan, H.T., Soulsby, A.-M. & Whitton, F. Justification
has been assessed as Data Deficient. This species was formerly known from a very restricted range (St Paul and New Amsterdam Islands), however a few recent specimens have been collected from other seamounts along the South West Indian ridge. This species faces a number of threats including intense harvesting within the St Paul and New Amsterdam Islands EEZ, and intrinsic threats associated with its small range. The abundance of this species outside of the current fishing grounds is unknown therefore making it difficult to draw any conclusions on the impact of fishing to the global population. Further surveys are needed for this species along the seamounts of the South West Indian ridge before a more accurate assessment of conservation status can be made.