Overview

Distribution

Range Description

The type locality of this species is the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea (Tsuchiya 2009). It is only known from the type locality and it has previously been suggested to be a synonym of Abralia dubia (Tsuchiya 2009).
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Physical Description

Type Information

Holotype for Abralia (Enigmoteuthis) fasciolata Tsuchiya, 1991
Catalog Number: USNM 817660
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Sex/Stage: male;
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Year Collected: 1986
Locality: Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean
Vessel: Beinta R/V
  • Holotype: Tsuchiya, K. 1991. Bull. Nat. Sci. Mus. 17(2): 69-79.
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Paratype for Abralia (Enigmoteuthis) fasciolata Tsuchiya, 1991
Catalog Number: USNM 817759
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
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Year Collected: 1986
Locality: Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean
Vessel: Beinta R/V
  • Paratype: Tsuchiya, K. 1991. Bull. Nat. Sci. Mus. 17(2): 69-79.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology

This is a moderate sized species for the Abralia genus (Tsuchiya 1991). A mature male with a mantle length of 27 mm had spermatophores that measured between 3 and 3.5 mm in length (Tsuchiya 1991). 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
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
This species is only known from the type locality and consequently very little is known about it. This lack of information makes it impossible to make an accurate assessment of its extinction risk and we therefore consider this species to be Data Deficient. 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
The population size of this species is unknown.

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 fasciolata

Abralia fasciolata is a species of enoploteuthid cephalopod that is only known from the Gulf of Aqaba. Mature males can reach a mantle length of 27 mm, with spermatophores 3–3.5 mm in length.

References[edit]

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