Mycteroperca cidi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Mycteroperca cidi
Species Authority: Cervigón, 1966
Common Name(s):
English Venezuelan Grouper, White Grouper
French Badeche Blanche
Spanish Abado Blanco, Cuna Blanca, Cuna Rabo Rajao, Cuna Rabo Rayao
Mycteroperca cidi Cervigon, 1966

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Rocha, L., Ferreira, B., Choat, J.H., Craig, M. & Sadovy, Y.
Reviewer(s): Sadovy, Y. & Moss, K. (Grouper and Wrasse Red List Authority)
Mycteroperca cidi is listed as Data Deficient due to lack of biological and fishery information. The range is also incompletely known, but it may be range restricted and is currently a target of fishery within its known range. It does not occur in any protected areas and is not protected by other measures. This species warrants close monitoring and a re-evaluation as more information becomes available.
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Mycteroperca cidi is found only on the Caribbean coast of Venezuela and was recently reported from the Port Royal reefs off Jamaica indicating that it may be found in other Caribbean localities.
Cuba; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – western central
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Population [top]

Population: Mycteroperca cidi is locally common in Venezuela and known only from a single specimen in Jamaica. There is no data, but is expected to decline because it is a target of fishery.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Mycteroperca cidi is common within its restricted range in Venezuela in depths of 5 to 40 m; large adults are caught in 20 to 40 m; juveniles in shallow water over sandy bottoms near and on coral reefs and seagrass beds.
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Mycteroperca cidi is targeted by fisheries in Venezuela. There is no data on the significance of this threat

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Mycteroperca cidi is not known to occur in any marine protected area. Protected area within the range of this species is needed.

Citation: Rocha, L., Ferreira, B., Choat, J.H., Craig, M. & Sadovy, Y. 2008. Mycteroperca cidi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.
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