Jenkinsia parvula 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Clupeiformes Clupeidae

Scientific Name: Jenkinsia parvula
Species Authority: Cervigón & Velazquez, 1978
Common Name(s):
English Venezuelan Herring

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2015
Date Assessed: 2012-08-23
Assessor(s): Munroe, T., Aiken, K.A., Brown, J. & Grijalba Bendeck, L.
Reviewer(s): Cox, N.A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Harwell, H.
This species is known only from the Caribbean coast of Venezuela, near coral reefs and seagrass beds. The AOO is estimated as 1,726 km2. Although this species is not targeted, threats are unknown. Given the limited knowledge of its true range, biology, ecology, and potential threats, it is currently listed as Data Deficient, .

Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Vulnerable (VU)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the Caribbean coast of Venezuela. It has a depth distribution of 0-50 m. The estimated EOO is 228,490 km2 and AOO is 1,726 km2 (within its distribution the area of coral reef is 404 km2 and seagrass area is 1,322 km2).
Countries occurrence:
Aruba; Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba; Curaçao; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – western central
Lower depth limit (metres): 5
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population: There are little population data available for this species and there are very few records available of its occurrence.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a marine pelagic schooling species found near coral reefs and seagrass beds between 0-50 m depth (Whitehead 1985). It feeds on zooplankton. Maximum size recorded is 6 cm SL (Munroe 2002).
Systems: Marine

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not the target of any fishery; separate statistics are not reported, as it is very small.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species-specific conservation measures in place.

Citation: Munroe, T., Aiken, K.A., Brown, J. & Grijalba Bendeck, L. 2015. Jenkinsia parvula. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T10939A16643954. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
Disclaimer: To make use of this information, please check the <Terms of Use>.
Feedback: If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please provide us with feedback so that we can correct or extend the information provided