|Scientific Name:||Liopropoma longilepis|
|Species Authority:||Garman, 1899|
Liopropoma liolepis (Garman, 1899)
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Heemstra, P.C. & Sadovy, Y.J.|
|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.|
Liopropoma longilepis has been assessed as Data Deficient. This species may be taken for the aquarium trade and might be affected by habitat degradation and fishing activity, however the extent to which these factors are impacting the population size is unknown. Further research and monitoring of the ecology, population numbers, and potential threat processes of this species is needed before a more accurate assessment of conservation status can be made.
|Range Description:||Liopropoma longilepis is known from the Gulf of California and southern region of the Gulf of Panama. This species is also reported from Costa Rica (Bussing 1980).|
Native:Costa Rica; Mexico
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Pacific – eastern central
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|Population:||There is no population information available for Liopropoma longilepis, however, healthy stocks of Serranidae species have been reported in the Gulf of California (NOAA 2003).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Very little is known about the habitat and ecology of the basslet, Liopropoma longilepis, however, it is found at depths between 120 - 250 m on coral reefs.|
|Major Threat(s):||It is unknown if Liopropoma longilepis is being impacted upon by any major threat processes. Some species from the Serranidae family, particularly members from the Liopropomatini sub-family, are of value as aquarium fishes (FAO 1999). Liopropoma longilepis may also be affected by the altering of ecosystem health in the Gulf of California, caused by pollution and increasing numbers of fishing vessels (NOAA 2003).|
There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for Liopropoma longilepis, however its distribution may coincide with a number of marine protected areas including the Bahia de Loreto National Park in the Gulf of California.
Further research and monitoring of the ecology, population numbers, and potential threat processes of this species is needed.
|Citation:||Heemstra, P.C. & Sadovy, Y.J. 2010. Liopropoma longilepis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 05 December 2013.|
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