Eugerres mexicanus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Gerreidae

Scientific Name: Eugerres mexicanus (Steindachner, 1863)
Common Name(s):
English Mexican Mojarra
Spanish Mojarra Mexicana
Diapterus mexicanus (Steindachner, 1863)
Gerres mexicanus Steindachner, 1863

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor(s): Snoeks, J., Laleye, P. & Contreras-MacBeath, T.
Reviewer(s): Collen, B., Darwall, W., Ram, M. & Smith, K. (SRLI Freshwater Fish Evaluation Workshop)
Assessed as Least Concern due to the species' fairly wide distribution, ability to occupy a range of habitats, and lack of evidence of any population declines. However, the Usumacinta basin faces a number of threats, which may give cause for concern in the future.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is distributed from the Atlantic slope of southern Mexico; Rio Coatzacoalcos eastward into the Rio Usumacinta basin, and into northern Guatemala (Miller 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Guatemala; Mexico
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):2
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Population [top]

Population:The population appears to be currently stable, although detailed information is unknown.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:E. mexicanus is a demersal species that inhabits arroyos and rivers of moderate to slight currents that are fairly clear to turbid. Generally no vegetation, or green algae present, with substrates of sand, silt, clay, mud and gravel (Miller 2005).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The ecological and hydrological integrity of the Rio Usumacinta basin, which is 106,000 kmĀ², faces numerous threats from deforestation, hydroelectric development and mineral exploitation (Hamann and Ankersen 2006).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation actions in place.

Citation: Snoeks, J., Laleye, P. & Contreras-MacBeath, T. 2009. Eugerres mexicanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T169386A6615690. . Downloaded on 21 September 2017.
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