Hypoatherina crenolepis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Atheriniformes Atherinidae

Scientific Name: Hypoatherina crenolepis (Schultz, 1953)
Common Name(s):
English Crenulated Silverside
Allanetta crenolepis Schultz, 1953

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2009-09-15
Assessor(s): Casten, L.R. & Alava, M.N.
Reviewer(s): Polidoro, B., Comeros-Raynal, M. & Carpenter, K.E.
Hypoatherina crenolepis is a rare species known only from two localities off Tara and Papatog islands, southwestern Mindanao. Threats to this fish are unknown, except probably from habitat destruction affecting most Atherinids. However, there are not enough data on the population's status as the only known records for this species are from the 1908 collection. It is therefore listed as Data Deficient. The type localities should be revisited to validate and improve information on the population, habitat and ecology of the species. Conservation actions for the species should include catch monitoring and regulation.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Hypoatherina crenolepis is known only from Mindoro Strait (off Tara Island, northern Palawan) and southern Sulu Sea (off Papatog islands in Tawi-tawi).
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FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – western central
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Population [top]

Population:Hypoatherina crenolepis is known only from the type specimens collected in 1908 off Tara and Papatog islands in Tawi-tawi, southwestern Mindanao (Schultz 1953). There is no population trend information available for this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Crenulated Silversides are pelagic-neritic, inhabiting close inshore waters around islands (Ivantsoff and Crowley 1999). They may be taken as forage fish by larger commercial species (Froese and Pauly 2008). Maximum size from collected specimens is 5.7 cm (TL) (Ivantsoff and Crowley 1999).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species has no known commercial value but may be used as dried pet food or as bait (Froese and Pauly 2008).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Major threats to this species may come from habitat degradation or destruction. It is not targeted and is not of any commercial importance.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for this species.

Citation: Casten, L.R. & Alava, M.N. 2011. Hypoatherina crenolepis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T180131A7645193. . Downloaded on 23 September 2017.
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