Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs in the Indo-Pacific and has been caught over shelf waters off Indonesia, the Philippines and northern Australia (Tsuchiya 2009).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits the demersal mesopelagic boundary region of continental or island shelves (Tsuchiya 2009). Enoploteuthids generally occur in mid-depths in the ocean and occasionally over the continental shelf (Norman 2003). They undergo diel vertical migrations, rising into the upper water column at night to feed (Norman 2003). Females spawn small eggs (0.9 and 1.5 mm in diameter depending on species, Young et al. 1992) individually into gelatinous strings (Norman 2003).


Systems
  • Marine
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Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 62.5 - 62.5
 
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2014

Assessor/s
Barratt, I. & Allcock, L.

Reviewer/s
Young, R., Vecchione, M. & Böhm, M.

Contributor/s
Duncan, C. & Carrete-Vega, G.

Justification
Taxonomic issues, especially its relationship with A. multihamata, need resolving before an accurate assessment of the extinction risk of this species can be made. Therefore, we list this species as Data Deficient. Further research is recommended in order to determine the taxonomy, precise distribution, population dynamics, life history and ecology, and potential threat processes affecting this species.
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Population

Population
There is no available population information for this species.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
The threats to this species are not known.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for this species. Further research is recommended in order to determine the precise distribution, population dynamics, life history and ecology, and potential threat processes affecting this species. Taxonomic issues, especially its relationship with A. multihamata, need resolving before an accurate assessment of the extinction risk of this species can be made
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Wikipedia

Abralia spaercki

Abralia spaercki is a species of enoploteuthid cephalopod that has been found in the waters off northern Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines. Its taxonomic relationship with A. multihamata still needs to be determined. It inhabits the mesopelagic zone of continental or island shelves.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barratt, I. & Allcock, L. (2014). "Abralia spaercki". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
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