Corals, Sponges, and Other Benthic Invertebrates

Species: 

Corals, Sponges, and Other Benthic Invertebrates

IUCN Status: 

Unknown
Photo: David Obura

Non-target benthic invertebrates are caught as bycatch in huge volumes, but precise numbers are not available.

Bycatch Threat: 

Bottom trawls, dredges, gillnets

Population: 

Variable, but largely unknown
Wordwide, in suitable habitats

Type: 

Invertebrate