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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: 200 Red List
#English NameScientific NameMayor CodeMinor CodeVersionTrend
1Bristly catsharkBythaelurus hispidusDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
2Broadgill catsharkApristurus riveriDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
3Broadhead catsharkBythaelurus clevaiDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
4Broadmouth catsharkApristurus macrostomusDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
5Broadnose catsharkApristurus investigatorisDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
6Broadnose sevengill sharkNotorynchus cepedianusDD  2.3 (1994)Unknown
7Brown catsharkBythaelurus lutariusDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
8Brown catsharkApristurus brunneusDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
9Brown shysharkHaploblepharus fuscusLR/nt  2.3 (1994)Unknown
10Brownbanded bamboosharkChiloscyllium punctatumNT  3.1 (2001)Declining
11Bull sharkCarcharhinus leucasLR/nt  2.3 (1994)Unknown
12Caribbean roughsharkOxynotus caribbaeusDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
13CatsharkChiloscyllium indicumNT  3.1 (2001)Unknown
14Chilean angel sharkSquatina armataDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
15Chilean catsharkSchroederichthys chilensisDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
16Copper sharkCarcharhinus brachyurusNT  3.1 (2001)Unknown
17Coral catsharkAtelomycterus marmoratusNT  3.1 (2001)Unknown
18Cosmopolitan spurdogSqualus megalopsDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
19Crocodile sharkPseudocarcharias kamoharaiLR/nt  2.3 (1994)Unknown
20Crown sharkSphyrna coronaNT  3.1 (2001)Unknown
21Cyrano spurdogSqualus rancureliNT  3.1 (2001)Unknown
22Darksnout hound sharkHemitriakis abditaDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
23Dawson's cat sharkBythaelurus dawsoniDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
24Deepwater catsharkApristurus profundorumDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
25Deepwater spiny dogfishCentrophorus squamosusVUA2bd A3bd A4bd3.1 (2001)Declining
26DogfishScyliorhinus capensisNT  3.1 (2001)Unknown

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