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List of near threatened fishes

6 extinct in the wild fish species (0.04%)455 critically endangered fish species (3.0%)643 endangered fish species (4.2%)1245 vulnerable fish species (8.2%)548 near threatened fish species (3.6%)9131 least concern fish species (60%)3191 data deficient fish species (21%)
Fish species (IUCN, 2016-2)
  • 15,219 extant species have been evaluated
  • 12,028 of those are fully assessed[a]
  • 9679 are not threatened at present[b]
  • 2343 to 5534 are threatened[c]
  • 71 to 158 are extinct or extinct in the wild:
    • 65 extinct (EX) species[d]
    • 6 extinct in the wild (EW)
    • 87 possibly extinct [CR(PE)]
    • 0 possibly extinct in the wild [CR(PEW)]

  1. ^ excludes data deficient evaluations.
  2. ^ NT, LR/cd, LC.
  3. ^ Threatened comprises CR, EN and VU. Upper estimate additionally includes DD.
  4. ^ Chart omits extinct (EX) species
Near threatened (NT) species do not currently qualify for critically endangered (CR), endangered (EN) or vulnerable (VU) statuses, but are likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future, or are already close to qualifying.

In September 2016, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) listed 548 near threatened fish species.[1] Of all evaluated fish species, 3.6% are listed as near threatened. The IUCN also lists seven fish subspecies as near threatened.

Of the subpopulations of fish evaluated by the IUCN, ten species subpopulations have been assessed as near threatened.

This is a complete list of near threatened fish species and subspecies evaluated by the IUCN. Species and subspecies which have near threatened subpopulations (or stocks) are indicated.

Cartilaginous fish

Chondrichthyes includes sharks, rays, skates, and sawfish. There are 118 species and eight subpopulations of cartilaginous fish assessed as near threatened.

Rays and skates

Ground sharks

There are 35 species and one subpopulation of ground shark assessed as near threatened.

Requiem sharks

Species

Subpopulations

Houndsharks

Catsharks

Other ground shark species

Carpet sharks

Species

Subpopulations

Squaliformes

Species

Subpopulations

Other cartilaginous fish

Species

Subpopulations

Lampreys

  • Caspian lamprey (Caspiomyzon wagneri)
  • Klamath lamprey (Entosphenus similis)
  • Caucasian brook lamprey (Lampetra ninae)

Ray-finned fish

There are 425 species, seven subspecies, and one subpopulation of ray-finned fish assessed as near threatened.

Silversides

Toothcarps

Species

Subspecies

  • Epiplatys chaperi sheljuzhkoi
  • Epiplatys olbrechtsi olbrechtsi
  • Nigerian killi (Fundulopanchax gardneri nigerianus)

Cypriniformes

Cypriniformes includes carps, minnows, loaches and relatives. There are 122 species and one subspecies in the order Cypriniformes assessed as near threatened.

Hillstream loaches

True loaches

Cyprinids

Species

Subspecies

  • Ot baligi (Phoxinellus zeregi meandri)

Suckers

Catfish

Perciformes

There are 140 species and one subspecies in the order Perciformes assessed as near threatened.

Cichlids

Species

Subspecies

  • Sarotherodon galilaeus multifasciatus

Percids

Epinephelids

Eleotrids

Gobies

Sparids

Wrasses

Other Perciformes species

Osteoglossiformes

Species

Subspecies

  • Marcusenius senegalensis pfaffi

Characiformes

  • Brycinus nigricauda
  • Brycon alburnus
  • Brycon posadae
  • Carlastyanax aurocaudatus
  • Citharinus eburneensis
  • Curimata mivartii
  • Cynopotamus magdalenae
  • Gephyrocharax chaparae
  • Grundulus cochae
  • Hemibrycon inambari
  • Hyphessobrycon poecilioides
  • Ichthyborus quadrilineatus
  • Micralestes eburneensis
  • Moenkhausia margitae
  • Steindachnerina atratoensis
  • Steindachnerina corumbae

Scorpaeniformes

Tetraodontiformes

Eels

Other ray-finned fish

Species

Subspecies

Subpopulations

Hagfishes

See also

References

  1. ^ "IUCN Red List version 2016-2". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Retrieved 8 September 2016.


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