IUCN COMMISSION GROUP

IUCN SSC Croaker and Drum Fishes Red List Authority

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Overview and description

Description:
The mission of the IUCN SSC Croaker and Drum Fishes Red List Authority is to revise and submit the assessments of all 300 species of Croaker and Drum Fishes and to redefine the goal of the second ...

The mission of the IUCN SSC Croaker and Drum Fishes Red List Authority is to revise and submit the assessments of all 300 species of Croaker and Drum Fishes and to redefine the goal of the second phase of the Global Sciaenidae Conservation Plan.

Group leadership

Dr Ying Giat SEAH

Red List Authority Coordinator
My main research interest is documenting the marine ichthyofauna in Malaysian waters. An update of marine fishes is needed because we don’t know exactly how many extant species are living in the ...
My main research interest is documenting the marine ichthyofauna in Malaysian waters. An update of marine fishes is needed because we don’t know exactly how many extant species are living in the continental shelf and its surrounding seas and islands, as they are still poorly explored and awaiting confirmation. This biodiversity finding is the most fundamental science to benefit further research and renewed records of our current fish diversity are essential for education and also pass it to next generation. I am interested in revising taxonomic problems within fish species complexes using morphological characterization complementary with molecular phylogenetic approach. These analyses have provided a better understanding to the relationship of fishes at the generic and species levels. Currently, I am also involved in the conservation and management of International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List fish species. Scopus ID : 26321197300 Researchgate : Y.G. Seah Google Scholar : YG Seah

Ms Claire GORMAN

Red List Authority Coordinator

Claire worked with the IUCN Marine Biodiversity Unit based out of Old Dominion University (ODU) for several years starting as an undergraduate. After switching gears and working as a Water Quality ...

Claire worked with the IUCN Marine Biodiversity Unit based out of Old Dominion University (ODU) for several years starting as an undergraduate. After switching gears and working as a Water Quality Specialist for a regional agency, she returned to ODU and completed her MS. Her work focused on the extinction risk of species in the family Sciaenidae (croaker and drum) and impacts of the maw trade on this group of bony fishes. This family includes notable species such as the Totoaba and Chinese bahaba, both of which are threatened. Claire currently works as an Environmental Engineer for the Virginia Marine Resources Commission where she continues to pursue her commitment to conservation.

At a glance

Official name:
IUCN SSC Croaker and Drum Fishes Red List Authority
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