Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs in shelf waters over a wide geographic area of the Indo-West Pacific Ocean (Tsuchiya 2009). Its geographic range extends from the Red Sea and East Africa coast eastwards to western India, the Andaman Sea to northern Australia and the Ryukyu Islands of Japan (Tsuchiya 2009).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology

This species occurs in shelf waters over a wide geographic area of the Indo-Pacific (Tsuchiya 2009). It may also be a mesopelagic-boundary species (Young et al. 1998). 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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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

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
Abralia steindachneri is an oceanic species which has a wide geographic distribution, making it less susceptible to human impact. It has therefore been assessed as Least Concern. However, further research is recommended in order to determine the precise distribution, population dynamics, life history and ecology, and potential threat processes affecting this species.
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Population

Population
There is no population information available 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.
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Wikipedia

Abralia steindachneri

Abralia steindachneri is a species of enoploteuthid cephalopod found in Indo-Pacific waters, from east Africa to the Ryukyu Islands of Japan and northern Australia.

References[edit]

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