|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Anderson, W., Carpenter, K.E., Gilmore, G., Milagrosa Bustamante, G., Polanco Fernandez, A. & Robertson, R.
||Rocha, L.A. & McEachran, J.D.
||Linardich, C. & Barthelat, F.
This widely distributed species is relatively common where it occurs over deep rocky reefs. There are no known major threats, therefore, it is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This species is distributed in the western Atlantic from the Bahamas, in the Gulf of Mexico from northwestern Cuba and along Mexico from Tuxpan to Campeche, in the Caribbean throughout the Antilles to Tobago, and along Central and South America from Belize to the Honduran Bay Islands and in the islands offshore of Venezuela (R. Robertson pers. comm. 2014). The depth range is 60-183 m (Academy of Natural Sciences at Philadelphia 2011). It may occur in the Florida Keys, however, this requires verification (J. McEachran pers. comm. 2014).|
Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Curaçao; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; Puerto Rico; Saint Barthélemy; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Martin (French part); Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Sint Maarten (Dutch part); Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of (Venezuelan Antilles); Virgin Islands, British; Virgin Islands, U.S.
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:|
Atlantic – western central
|♦ Lower depth limit (metres):||183|
|♦ Upper depth limit (metres):||60|
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