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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
1Spotless catsharkBythaelurus immaculatusDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
2Spotted gully sharkTriakis megalopterusLR/nt  2.3 (1994)Unknown
3Spotted WobbegongOrectolobus maculatusNT  3.1 (2001)Declining
4Stout catsharkApristurus fedoroviDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
5Striped dogfishMustelus fasciatusCRA2abd A3bd A4abd3.1 (2001)Declining
6Taillight sharkEuprotomicroides zantedeschiaDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
7Tasselled wobbegongEucrossorhinus dasypogonNT  3.1 (2001)Declining
8Tawny nurse sharkNebrius ferrugineusVUA2abcd A3cd Aabcd3.1 (2001)Declining
9Thresher sharkAlopias vulpinusDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
10Tiger catsharkHalaelurus natalensisDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
11Tiger sharkGaleocerdo cuvierLR/nt  2.3 (1994)Unknown
12Tope sharkGaleorhinus galeusVUA1bd  2.3 (1994)Declining
13Viper dogfishTrigonognathus kabeyaiDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
14Western Angel sharkSquatina sp. nov. BDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
15Western Highfin spurdogSqualus sp. nov. CDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
16Western Longnose spurdogSqualus sp. nov. EDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
17Whale sharkRhincodon typusVUA1bd A2d 2.3 (1994)Declining
18White ghost catsharkApristurus aphyodesDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
19Whitecheek sharkCarcharhinus dussumieriNT  3.1 (2001)Declining
20Whitefin topesharkHemitriakis leucoperipteraENB1 B2ce C2b2.3 (1994)Unknown
21Whitesaddled catsharkScyliorhinus hesperiusDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
22Whitespotted bullhead sharkHeterodontus ramalheiraDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
23Whitetail dogfishScymnodalatias albicaudaDD  3.1 (2001)Unknown
24Whitetip reef sharkTriaenodon obesusLR/nt  2.3 (1994)Unknown
25Whitish catsharkApristurus albisomaNT  3.1 (2001)Unknown
26Winghead sharkEusphyra blochiiNT  3.1 (2001)Unknown
27Zebra sharkStegostoma fasciatumVUA2abcd A3cd Aabcd3.1 (2001)Declining

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