Bryx veleronis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae

Scientific Name: Bryx veleronis
Species Authority: Herald, 1940
Common Name(s):
English Offshore Pipefish
Spanish Pez Pipa Velero
Bryx clarionensis Fritzsche, 1980
Taxonomic Source(s): Herald, E.S. 1940. A key to the pipefishes of the Pacific American coasts with descriptions of new genera and species. Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions 9(3): 51-64.
Taxonomic Notes: The Order for this Family has changed from Syngnathiformes to Gasterosteiformes (Nelson 2006)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2007-05-24
Assessor(s): Sorensen, M., Rojas, P.A. & Acero, A.
Reviewer(s): Collen, B., Richman, N., Beresford, A., Chenery, A. & Ram, M.
Contributor(s): De Silva, R., Milligan, H., Lutz, M., Batchelor, A., Jopling, B., Kemp, K., Lewis, S., Lintott, P., Sears, J., Wilson, P., Smith, J. & Livingston, F.
This species is poorly known. More information is needed on this species distribution, population, habitat requirements, ecology and threats. It is listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to the Eastern Tropical Pacific, and is found from Costa Rica to Panama, including Gorgona, Malpelo, Galapagos and the Revillagigedo Islands.
Countries occurrence:
Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador (Galápagos); Mexico (Revillagigedo Is.); Panama
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – southeast
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):20
Upper depth limit (metres):3
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Population [top]

Population:There is no population information available for this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is poorly known. It is thought to inhabit soft substrata between 3 and 20 m deep. It has been found in the stomachs of yellowfin tuna (Lourie et al. 1999).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is little known about the major threats for this species. In addition, given its relatively restricted range and shallow water habitat, this species may be negatively impacted by oceanographic environmental changes from future ENSO and global climate change events (Soto 2001, Chen et al. 2004) including increased frequency of storm events.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation measures for this species. However, this species distribution falls into a number of marine protected areas in the Eastern Tropical Pacific (WDPA 2006). More research is needed on population, distribution, habitat requirements, and potential threats for this poorly known species.

Citation: Sorensen, M., Rojas, P.A. & Acero, A. 2010. Bryx veleronis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T154617A4589605. . Downloaded on 27 October 2016.
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