|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Di Dario, F., Williams, J.T., Nanola, C., Arceo, H., Acosta, A.K.M., Palla, H., Muallil, R., Ram, M., Beresford, A., Collen, B., Richman, N. & Chenery, A.
||De Silva, R., Milligan, H., Lutz, M., Batchelor, A., Jopling, B., Kemp, K., Lewis, S., Lintott, P., Sears, J., Wilson, P. & Smith, J. and Livingston, F.
Chirocentrodon bleekerianus is a marine, coastal species widely distributed in the western Atlantic. This species is harvested by local subsistence and artisanal fisheries throughout its range, but this is not considered to be a major threat at this time. It may be negatively impacted by coastal and marine degradation, however more research is needed to quantify the impacts this may pose on this species. Given that this species is widely distributed, and considered abundant throughout its range, with no known major threats, Chirocentrodon bleekerianus is therefore assessed as Least Concern.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
- 2010 – Least Concern (LC)
|Range Description:||Chirocentrodon bleekerianus is distributed in the western Atlantic, from northwestern Cuba, in the Caribbean Sea from Cuba to Puerto Rico (except the Cayman Islands), and along Central and South America from eastern Honduras to Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil (Whitehead 1985, Robertson pers. comm. 2014). This species has been taken in depth up to 66 m (Accessed through the FishNet2 Portal, www.fishnet2.net, accessed on 03/03/2017).|
Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Barbados; Belize; Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba; Brazil; Cayman Islands; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao; Dominica; Dominican Republic; French Guiana; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; Nicaragua; Panama; Puerto Rico; Saint Barthélemy; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Martin (French part); Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Sint Maarten (Dutch part); Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of; Virgin Islands, British; Virgin Islands, U.S.
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:|
Atlantic – western central; Atlantic – southwest
|♦ Lower depth limit (metres):||66|
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