|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 can be locally common in at least part of its range. It occurs over sand, mud and rock bottoms near the shelf edge. There are no known major threats, therefore, it is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||Serranus notospilus is distributed in the western Atlantic from North Carolina south along the U.S., parts of the Bahamas, in the Gulf of Mexico from the Florida Keys north along the Gulf coast to the Flower Garden Banks and surrounding area, and from Campeche, Mexico along the northern Yucatan, in the Caribbean from Hispaniola to Montserrat, Barbados, and along Central and South America from Mexico, and Nicaragua to Suriname including the Serranilla Banks (R. Robertson pers. comm. 2014). It has not yet been recorded from Cuba (R. Claro pers. comm. 2014). The depth range is seven to 230 m, but most records have been captured between 75-175 m (Bullock and Smith 1991).|
Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Bahamas; Barbados; Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba; Cayman Islands; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guadeloupe; 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; United States; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of; Virgin Islands, British; Virgin Islands, U.S.
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:|
Atlantic – western central
|♦ Lower depth limit (metres):||230|
|♦ Upper depth limit (metres):||7|
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