Critically Endangered (CR) in the Northeast Atlantic

Angelshark © Philippe Guillaume, Wikimedia Commons.

Species with an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild are listed as Critically Endangered. Management methods and recovery plans are needed immediately, as well as further research into important habitats, the species’ biology, threats and conservation, in order to better understand the actions needed to protect them. In the UK, this is recognised through the inclusion of all six species in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan.

There are currently six elasmobranchs (sharks, skates, rays) in the Northeast Atlantic listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List:

Angelshark © Marc Dando.

Squatina squatina
Gulper Shark © Marc Dando.
Gulper Shark

Centrophorus granulosus
Porbeagle Shark © Marc Dando.
Porbeagle Shark

Lamna nasus
Spiny Dogfish © Marc Dando.
Spiny Dogfish

Squalus acanthias
Common Skate © Marc Dando.
Common Skate

Dipturus batis
White Skate © Marc Dando.
White Skate

Rostroraja alba


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