List of near threatened fishes

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6 extinct in the wild fish species (0.04%)455 critically endangered fish species (3.0%)643 endangered fish species (4.2%)1245 vulnerable fish species (8.2%)548 near threatened fish species (3.6%)9131 least concern fish species (60%)3191 data deficient fish species (21%)Circle frame.svg
  •   Extinct in the wild (EW): 6 species
  •   Critically endangered (CR): 455 species
  •   Endangered (EN): 643 species
  •   Vulnerable (VU): 1,245 species
  •   Near threatened (NT, LR/cd): 548 species
  •   Least concern (LC): 9,131 species
  •   Data deficient (DD): 3,191 species
Fish species (IUCN, 2016-2)
  • 15,219 extant species have been evaluated
  • 12,028 of those are fully assessed[a]
  • 9679 are not threatened at present[b]
  • 2343 to 5534 are threatened[c]
  • 71 to 158 are extinct or extinct in the wild:
    • 65 extinct (EX) species[d]
    • 6 extinct in the wild (EW)
    • 87 possibly extinct [CR(PE)]
    • 0 possibly extinct in the wild [CR(PEW)]

  1. ^ excludes data deficient evaluations.
  2. ^ NT, LR/cd, LC.
  3. ^ Threatened comprises CR, EN and VU. Upper estimate additionally includes DD.
  4. ^ Chart omits extinct (EX) species
Near Threatened (NT) species do not currently qualify for Critically Endangered (CR), Endangered (EN) or Vulnerable (VU), but are likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future, or are already close to qualifying.

As of September 2016, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists 548 near threatened fish species.[1] 3.6% of all evaluated fish species are listed as near threatened. The IUCN also lists seven fish subspecies as near threatened.

Of the subpopulations of fishes evaluated by the IUCN, ten species subpopulations have been assessed as near threatened.

This is a complete list of near threatened fish species and subspecies evaluated by the IUCN. Species and subspecies which have near threatened subpopulations (or stocks) are indicated.

Cartilaginous fishes[edit]

Chondrichthyes includes sharks, rays, skates, and sawfish. There are 118 species and eight subpopulations of cartilaginous fish assessed as near threatened.

Rays and skates[edit]

Ground sharks[edit]

There are 35 species and one subpopulation of ground shark assessed as near threatened.

Requiem sharks[edit]

Species

Subpopulations

Houndsharks[edit]

Catsharks[edit]

Other ground shark species[edit]

Carpet sharks[edit]

Species

Subpopulations

Squaliformes[edit]

Species

Subpopulations

Other cartilaginous fishes[edit]

Species

Subpopulations

Lampreys[edit]

Ray-finned fishes[edit]

There are 425 species, seven subspecies, and one subpopulation of ray-finned fish assessed as near threatened.

Silversides[edit]

Toothcarps[edit]

Species

Subspecies

Cypriniformes[edit]

Cypriniformes includes carps, minnows, loaches and relatives. There are 122 species and one subspecies in the order Cypriniformes assessed as near threatened.

Hillstream loaches[edit]

True loaches[edit]

Cyprinids[edit]

Species

Subspecies

Suckers[edit]

Catfishes[edit]

Perciformes[edit]

There are 140 species and one subspecies in the order Perciformes assessed as near threatened.

Cichlids[edit]

Species

Subspecies

Percids[edit]

Epinephelids[edit]

Eleotrids[edit]

Gobies[edit]

Sparids[edit]

Wrasses[edit]

Other Perciformes species[edit]

Osteoglossiformes[edit]

Species

Subspecies

Characiformes[edit]

Scorpaeniformes[edit]

Tetraodontiformes[edit]

Eels[edit]

Other ray-finned fishes[edit]

Species

Subspecies

Subpopulations

Hagfishes[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IUCN Red List version 2016-2". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). Retrieved 8 September 2016.