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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
Synonym(s):
Bryx clarionensis Fritzsche, 1980
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.
Justification:
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:
Native:
Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador (Galápagos); Mexico (Revillagigedo Is.); Panama
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – southeast
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Population [top]

Population: There is no population information available for this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

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).
Systems: Marine

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. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 November 2014.
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