Data Deficient (DD) in the Northeast AtlanticTope © Matthew Meier.

This is where inadequate information is available on a species and so the risk of extinction cannot be established. Although there is no indication of threatened status, further research into abundance and distribution is needed. In the UK, this is recognised through the inclusion of the Tope Shark – a favourite of anglers, and while considered highly vulnerable to commercial fishing, little is known about Tope populations.

There are currently ten elasmobranchs (sharks, skates, rays) in the Northeast Atlantic listed as Data Deficient on the IUCN Red List:

Bigeye Sixgill Shark © Marc Dando.
Bigeye Sixgill Shark

Hexanchus nakamurai
Bramble Shark © Marc Dando.
Bramble Shark

Echinorhinus brucus
Great Lantern Shark © Marc Dando.
Great Lanternshark

Etmopterus princeps
Knifetooth Dogfish © Marc Dando.
Knifetooth Dogfish

Scymnodon ringens

Nurse Shark © Marc Dando.
Nurse Shark

Ginglymostoma cirratum
Sailfin Rough Shark © Marc Dando.
Sailfin Rough Shark

Oxynotus paradoxus
Tope Shark © Marc Dando.
Tope Shark

Galeorhinus galeus

Atlantic Torpedo Ray © Marc Dando.
Atlantic Torpedo Ray

Torpedo nobiliana
Common Eagle Ray © Marc Dando.
Common Eagle Ray

Myliobatis aquila
Marbled Torpedo Ray © Marc Dando.
Marbled Torpedo Ray

Torpedo marmorata


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