Overview

Distribution

Range Description

The type locality of Abralia dubia is the Red Sea (Young et al. 1998).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology

Abralia species are small squids; some species inhabit the mesopelagic-boundary region (Young and 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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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
There is very little known about Abralia dubia, and this lack of information makes it impossible to make an accurate assessment of its extinction risk. It has therefore been assessed as 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 dubia

Abralia dubia is a species of enoploteuthid cephalopod known from the Red Sea.

References[edit]

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