Phthanophaneron harveyi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Beryciformes Anomalopidae

Scientific Name: Phthanophaneron harveyi (Rosenblatt & Montgomery, 1976)
Common Name(s):
English Gulf flashlightfish, Panamic flashlightfish
Spanish Linterna, Ojo de linterna panĂ¡mica
Kryptophanaron harveyi Rosenblatt & Montgomery, 1976
Kryptophanaron harveyi Rosenblatt and Montgomery, 1976

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2007-05-24
Assessor(s): McCosker, J., Findley, L. & Collette, B.
Reviewer(s): Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)
This deep-water species is restricted to Baja California and the Gulf of California, Mexico, and is only known from four specimens. Little is known about its distribution, population, habitat requirements, or threats. It is listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to the Eastern Pacific, and is known only from four specimens captured in the eastern central and southwestern Gulf of California and lower Baja California, Mexico.
Countries occurrence:
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – eastern central
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):100
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Population [top]

Population:There no population information for this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This reef-associated species is found in areas with rocky substrate as well as in the edge water column and over soft substrate in reef areas.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is very rarely caught by shrimp trawlers.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats known for this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation measures for this species. Given that it is a deep-water species, it is unlikely to occur in any Marine Protected Areas within its range.

Citation: McCosker, J., Findley, L. & Collette, B. 2010. Phthanophaneron harveyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T178057A7490381. . Downloaded on 25 June 2018.
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