List of CHONDRICHTHYES species in United Arab Emirates

This is a list of CHONDRICHTHYES in United Arab Emirates 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.

Carcharhinus brevipinna Spinner Shark 39368 NT
Carcharhinus leiodon Smoothtooth Blacktip Shark 39371 EN
Galeocerdo cuvier Tiger Shark 39378 NT
Prionace glauca Blue Shark 39381 NT
Sphyrna lewini Scalloped Hammerhead 39385 EN
Sphyrna mokarran Great Hammerhead 39386 EN
Sphyrna zygaena Smooth Hammerhead 39388 VU
Pristis zijsron Green Sawfish 39393 CR
Rhynchobatus djiddensis Whitespotted Wedgefish 39394 CR
Aetobatus narinari Maylan 39415 NT
Aetobatus ocellatus Sharpwing Eagle Ray 42566169 VU
Maculabatis randalli Arabian Banded Whipray 47407786 LC
Torpedo sinuspersici Marbled Electric Ray 60136 DD
Stegostoma fasciatum Indian Ocean-Southeast Asian subpopulation Zebra Shark 71711476 EN
Taeniurops meyeni Fantail Stingray 60162 VU
Glaucostegus granulatus Sharpnose Guitarfish 60166 CR
Mobula thurstoni Smoothtail Mobula 60200 NT
Eusphyra blochii Slender Hammerhead 41810 EN
Mobula eregoodootenkee Longhorned Pygmy Devil Ray 41832 NT
Nebrius ferrugineus Tawny Nurse Shark 41835 VU
Rhynchobatus laevis Smoothnose Wedgefish 41854 CR
Hemipristis elongata Fossil Shark 41874 VU
Stegostoma fasciatum Zebra Shark 41878 EN
Rhincodon typus Whale Shark 19488 EN
Brevitrygon walga Dwarf Whipray 104176764 NT
Sphyrna lewini Western Indian Ocean subpopulation 165294 EN
Rhina ancylostoma Mud Skate 41848 CR
Rhizoprionodon acutus Longman's Shark 41850 LC
Glaucostegus halavi Halavi Guitarfish 161408 CR
Carcharhinus dussumieri Whitecheek Shark 70680197 EN
Chiloscyllium arabicum Arabian Carpetshark 161426 NT
Taeniura lymma Blue-spotted Stingray 39412 NT
Urogymnus asperrimus Porcupine Ray 39413 VU
Rhinobatos punctifer Spotted Guitarfish 161447 NT
Paragaleus randalli Slender Weasel Shark 161506 NT
Carcharhinus limbatus Blacktip Shark 3851 NT
Pastinachus sephen Pastenague Plumetée 70682503 NT
Himantura uarnak Reticulate Whipray 161692 VU
Chaenogaleus macrostoma Hooktooth Shark 161695 VU
Pteroplatytrygon violacea Pelagic Stingray 161731 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)