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Endangered Shark Species
Status January 10, 2005 (>

The Red List of the IUCN (The World Conservation Union) contains the names of endangered animal and plant species, and unfortunately includes many shark species. The degree of endangerment to the various species is determined on the basis of seriously documented criteria (see > Red List Criteria).

Endangered Shark Species

The "International Action Plan for Sharks" initiated by CITES and the FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization) have established that:
  1. more than 100 out of 400 shark species are being commercially exploited
  2. many of these shark species are so overexploited that even their long-term survival can no longer be guaranteed
  3. a serious monitoring and control program is lacking for international shark trade.

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 Sharks in the Red List: 201 Red List
#English NameScientific NameMayor CodeMinor CodeVersionTrend
1African AngelsharkSquatina africanaDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
2AngelsharkSquatina squatinaVUA1abcd A2d 2.3 (1994)Declining
3Angular angel sharkSquatina guggenheimVUA1bd A2d 2.3 (1994)Declining
4Arabian catsharkBythaelurus alcockiDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
5Argentine Angel sharkSquatina argentinaDD  2.3 (1994)Unknown
6Atlantic Ghost catsharkApristurus atlanticusDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
7Australian spotted catsharkAsymbolus analisDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
8Banded catsharkHalaelurus lineatusDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
9Barbeled houndsharkLeptocharias smithiiLR/nt  2.3 (1994)Unknown
10Bareskin dogfishCentroscyllium kamoharaiDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
11Bartail spurdogSqualus sp. nov. ADD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
12Basking sharkCetorhinus maximusVUA1ad A2d 2.3 (1994)Unknown
13Bigeye sandtigerOdontaspis noronhaiDD  2.3 (1994)Unknown
14Bigfin catsharkApristurus sp. nov. BDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
15Bighead catsharkApristurus sp. nov. FDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
16Bizant river sharkGlyphis sp. nov. ACRC2a(i)  3.1 (2001)Declining
17Black gulper sharkCentrophorus isodonDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
18Black sharkCentroscyllium nigrumDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
19Blackspot sharkCarcharhinus sealeiNT  3.1 (2001)Unknown
20Blacktip reef sharkCarcharhinus melanopterusLR/nt  2.3 (1994)Unknown
21Blacktip sharkCarcharhinus limbatusLR/nt  2.3 (1994)Unknown
22Blotched catsharkAsymbolus funebrisDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
23Blue sharkPrionace glaucaLR/nt  2.3 (1994)Unknown
24Bluegray carpetsharkHeteroscyllium colcloughiVUC2b  2.3 (1994)Unknown
25Bluntnose sixgill sharkHexanchus griseusLR/nt  2.3 (1994)Unknown

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