Jenkinsia majua 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Clupeiformes Clupeidae

Scientific Name: Jenkinsia majua Whitehead, 1963
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Little-eye Round Herring, Little-eye Herring, Slender Herring
Spanish Sardinita Ojito
Jenkinsia majua woodsi Whitehead,1963

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-02-04
Assessor(s): Munroe, T.A. & Priede, I.G.
Reviewer(s): Collen, B. & Richman, N.
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.
Jenkinsia majua has been assessed as Least Concern.  This species is likely to be undergoing localised declines due to harvesting and habitat degradation. However, the Clupeid fishery is not intensely exploited, and declines due to degradation are localised.  The life-history characteristics of this species make it resilient to moderate threats.  Monitoring of harvest levels, extent of harvest, and population numbers is recommended, to ensure any significant declines are noted.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Jenkinsia majua is found in the western central Atlantic, from the Gulf of Campeche, the Bahamas, and the northwestern coast of the Caribbean.
Countries occurrence:
Bahamas; Belize; Costa Rica; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Guatemala; Haiti; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Turks and Caicos Islands
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – western central
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):50
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The herring, Jenkinsia majua, is an inshore schooling species found at a depth range of 0–50 m.  It is found around coral reefs, bays, and harbours.  Like its congener, Jenkinsia lamprotaenia, this is a short-lived species.
Congregatory:Congregatory (and dispersive)

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: While there are no catch statistics available for Jenkinsia majua, it is likely that this species is taken as by-catch in other Clupeid fisheries, and used for baitfish and chum.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): While there are no catch statistics available for Jenkinsia majua, it is likely that this species is taken as by-catch in other Clupeid fisheries, and used for baitfish and chum.  However this is not an intensively exploited fishery.  Like its congener, Jenkinsia lamprotaenia, Jenkinsia majua is also likely to be undergoing localised declines due to habitat degradation as a result of coastal development.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for Jenkinsia majua, however its distribution may coincide with a number of marine protected area designations, including the Central Andros National Park in the Bahamas.  Further research and monitoring of the harvest levels and population numbers of this species is needed.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Munroe, T.A. & Priede, I.G. 2010. Jenkinsia majua (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T155253A115292111. . Downloaded on 22 June 2018.
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