List of CHONDRICHTHYES species in Namibia

This is a list of CHONDRICHTHYES in Namibia according to the IUCN Red List.

This list was last updated 2019-09-14


This list contains only species that have been assessed for the IUCN Red List. It is therefore not representative of all the species in the country.

Species counts by country: Total | Amphibians | Birds | Fish | Mammals | Reptiles | Vascular Plants.

Apristurus saldanha Saldanha Catshark 44602 LC
Rajella caudaspinosa Munchkin Skate 44618 NT
Rajella leoparda Leopard Skate 44619 LC
Rajella ravidula Smoothback Skate 44620 LC
Rajella dissimilis Ghost Skate 44651 LC
Callorhinchus capensis Josef 60138 LC
Acroteriobatus blochii Fiddlefish 60164 LC
Bathyraja smithii Softnose Skate 161561 LC
Holohalaelurus regani Izak Catshark 161574 LC
Narke capensis Cape Sleeper Ray 161614 DD
Chimaera notafricana Cape Chimaera 195431 LC
Haploblepharus pictus Pretty Happy 161650 LC
Scyliorhinus capensis Yellowspotted Catshark 39349 NT
Cruriraja hulleyi Hulley's Pgymy Skate 42568145 LC
Squalus acanthias Southern Africa subpopulation Spurdog 61415 LC


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Species are classified by the IUCN Red List into nine groups:
  • Extinct (EX) – beyond reasonable doubt that the species is no longer extant.
  • Extinct in the wild (EW) – survives only in captivity, cultivation and/or outside native range, as presumed after exhaustive surveys.
  • Critically endangered (CR) – in a particularly and extremely critical state.
  • Endangered (EN) – very high risk of extinction in the wild, meets any of criteria A to E for Endangered.
  • Vulnerable (VU) – meets one of the 5 red list criteria and thus considered to be at high risk of unnatural (human-caused) extinction without further human intervention.
  • Near threatened (NT) – close to being at high risk of extinction in the near future.
  • Least concern (LC) – unlikely to become extinct in the near future.
  • Data deficient (DD)
  • Not evaluated (NE)