List of near threatened fishes

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.

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
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.

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 fishesEdit

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

Rays and skatesEdit

Ground sharksEdit

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

Requiem sharksEdit

Species

Subpopulations

HoundsharksEdit

CatsharksEdit

Other ground shark speciesEdit

Carpet sharksEdit

Species

Subpopulations

SqualiformesEdit

Species

Subpopulations

Other cartilaginous fishesEdit

Species

Subpopulations

LampreysEdit

Ray-finned fishesEdit

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

SilversidesEdit

ToothcarpsEdit

Species

Subspecies

CypriniformesEdit

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

Hillstream loachesEdit

True loachesEdit

CyprinidsEdit

Species

Subspecies

SuckersEdit

CatfishesEdit

PerciformesEdit

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

CichlidsEdit

Species

Subspecies

PercidsEdit

EpinephelidsEdit

EleotridsEdit

GobiesEdit

SparidsEdit

WrassesEdit

Other Perciformes speciesEdit

OsteoglossiformesEdit

Species

Subspecies

CharaciformesEdit

ScorpaeniformesEdit

TetraodontiformesEdit

EelsEdit

Other ray-finned fishesEdit

Species

Subspecies

Subpopulations

HagfishesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.