Species

Species listed on the Sharks MOU and their status on the CMS Appendices

Annex 1 of the Sharks MOU lists species that have an unfavorable conservation status and which require international agreements for their conservation and management, or would significantly benefit from the international cooperation that could be achieved by an international agreement.

Annex 1 of the Sharks MOU is open for further listing of species which may include any of the migratory species, subspecies or populations in the Class Chondrichthyes (sharks, rays, skates and chimaeras).  Proposals for modification may be made by any Signatory.

Due to the independent nature of the MOU, Signatories may include species in Annex 1 which are not contained in any of the Appendices of the Convention. At the same time, species included in CMS Appendices are not automatically covered by the MOU. However, it was decided at the 1st Meeting of the Signatories, that all species on Appendices of CMS, not included already, would be considered for inclusion in Annex 1. 

Currently, 29 species of sharks are included in Annex 1 of the MOU. For more information about the species, please refer to the list below. 

Format: 2016

Format: 2016

Scientific name Common name Class CMS Instruments CMS Appendix I CMS Appendix II
Isurus oxyrinchus Shortfin Mako Shark Chondrichthyes
CMS
,
Sharks
2010
2008
Cetorhinus maximus Basking Shark, (Traditionally Sunfish Or Sailfish, Hoe Mother) Chondrichthyes
CMS
,
Sharks
2010
2005 2005
Manta birostris Manta Ray Chondrichthyes
CMS
,
Sharks
2016
2011 2011
Rhincodon typus Whale Shark Chondrichthyes
CMS
,
Sharks
2010
1999
Isurus paucus Longfin Mako Shark Chondrichthyes
CMS
,
Sharks
2010
2008
Carcharodon carcharias Great White Shark, White Shark Chondrichthyes
CMS
,
Sharks
2010
2002 2002
Lamna nasus Porbeagle Chondrichthyes
CMS
,
Sharks
2010
2008
Squalus acanthias Spiny Dogfish Chondrichthyes
CMS
,
Sharks
2010
2008
Manta alfredi Reef Manta Ray, Prince Alfred’s Ray, Inshore Manta Ray, Coastal Manta Ray, Resident Manta Ray Chondrichthyes
CMS
,
Sharks
2016
2014 2014
Alopias superciliosus Bigeye Thresher Shark Chondrichthyes
CMS
,
Sharks
2016
2014
Alopias pelagicus Pelagic Thresher Shark Chondrichthyes
CMS
,
Sharks
2016
2014
Mobula mobular Giant Devil Ray Chondrichthyes
CMS
,
Sharks
2016
2014 2014
Alopias vulpinus Common Thresher Shark Chondrichthyes
CMS
,
Sharks
2016
2014
Mobula japanica Spinetail Mobula, Spinetail Devil Ray, Japanese Devil Ray Chondrichthyes
CMS
,
Sharks
2016
2014 2014
Mobula thurstoni Bentfin Devil Ray, Lesser Devil Ray, Smoothtail Devil Ray, Smoothtail Mobula, Thurton’s Devil Ray Chondrichthyes
CMS
,
Sharks
2016
2014 2014
Mobula tarapacana Box Ray, Chilean Devil Ray, Devil Ray, Greater Guinean Mobula, Sicklefin Devil Ray, Spiny Mobula Chondrichthyes
CMS
,
Sharks
2016
2014 2014
Mobula eregoodootenkee Pygmy Devil Ray, Longhorned Devil Ray Chondrichthyes
CMS
,
Sharks
2016
2014 2014
Mobula kuhlii Shortfin Devil Ray, Lesser Devil Ray Chondrichthyes
CMS
,
Sharks
2016
2014 2014
Mobula hypostoma Atlantic Devil Ray, Lesser Devil Ray Chondrichthyes
CMS
,
Sharks
2016
2014 2014
Mobula rochebrunei Lesser Guinean Devil Ray Chondrichthyes
CMS
,
Sharks
2016
2014 2014
Mobula munkiana Munk’s Devil Ray, Pygmy Devil Ray, Smoothtail Mobula Chondrichthyes
CMS
,
Sharks
2016
2014 2014
Sphyrna lewini Scalloped hammerhead shark Chondrichthyes
CMS
,
Sharks
2016
2014
Sphyrna mokarran Great hammerhead shark Chondrichthyes
CMS
,
Sharks
2016
2014
Carcharhinus falciformis Silky Shark Chondrichthyes
CMS
,
Sharks
2016
2014
Anoxypristis cuspidata Narrow Sawfish Chondrichthyes
CMS
,
Sharks
2016
2014 2014