Uraspis uraspis | UAE National Red List of Marine Species: Reef-building corals, cartilaginous fishes and select bony fishes

Taxa
Uraspis uraspis | (G√ľnther, 1860)
Location
Countries in Assessment
United Arab Emirates
Country ISO code(s)
ARE
Does the assessment cover a marine EEZ area(s)?
Off
Scope (Assessment)
National
Taxon
Taxonomic Group
Vertebrates
Taxonomic Group Level 2
Fishes
Assessed taxon level
Species
Taxon distribution as listed in assessment
This species is not confirmed to occur in the UAE, but may occur on the Sea of Oman coast. It is easily confused and misidentified as Uraspis helvola; due to this, it is not yet confirmed to occur in the Arabian Gulf (W. Smith-Vaniz pers. comm. 2013). Globally, it is widespread in the Indo-West Pacific (Masuda et al. 1984, Smith-Vaniz 1984, Paxton et al. 1989, Smith-Vaniz 1999). The depth range is 20 to 130 m (Mundy 2005).
Habitats and Ecology
Ecological system type
Terrestrial system
No
Freshwater system
No
Marine system
Yes
Habitat
Habitat details as listed in assessment
This species forms small, demersal schools over the continental shelf (Paxton et al. 1989). The diet consists of epibenthic crustaceans and cephalopods (Myers 1999). The maximum fork length is 28 cm (Smith-Vaniz 1984).
Is there a map available in assessment?
Yes
Assessed status
Asessment status in full
Data deficient
Assessment status abreviation
DD
Assessment rationale/justification
This pelagic speciesdoes not occur in the Arabian Gulf of the UAE and has not yet been confirmed from the eastern coast. Little is known on its distribution, population, ecology and potential threats in the UAE; therefore, it is listed as Data Deficient.
About the assessment
Assessment year
2019
Assessors/contributors/reviewers listed
UAE National Red List Workshop
Affliation of assessor(s)/contributors/reviewers listed on assessment
Government
IGO
Assessor affiliation specific
Government|IGO
Criteria system
Criteria system specifics
IUCN v3.1 + Regional Guidelines v4.0
Criteria system used
IUCN
Criteria Citation
IUCN. 2012. IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria: Version 3.1, Second edition. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. iv + 32pp pp. And IUCN. 2012. Guidelines for Application of IUCN Red List Criteria at Regional and National Levels: Version 4.0. Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK: IUCN. iii + 41pp.
Endemism
Endemic to region
Not_assigned
Endemism Notes
Is an endemic?: Not_assigned
Conservation
Threats listed in assessment
Threats are unknown.
Conservation Measures

Conservation measures:
Conservation measures notes:
Required conservation measures:

Scientific Name Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Uraspis uraspis Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Carangidae Uraspis