Eucinostomus dowii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Gerreidae

Scientific Name: Eucinostomus dowii (Gill, 1863)
Common Name(s):
English Dow's Mojarra, Pacific Spotfin Mojarra, Silver Mojarra
Spanish Mojalta Alta, Mojarra Manchita
Diapterus dowii Gill, 1863
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously considered as Eucinostomus argenteus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2007-05-25
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Rojas, P., Cotto, A., Acero, A., van der Heiden, A. & Bearez, P.
Reviewer(s): Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)
This species is widespread in the Eastern Pacific, and is common throughout most of its range. There are no known major threats to this species, and no current indication of population decline. It is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to the Eastern Pacific, and is found from from Anaheim Bay in southern California, USA and the Gulf of California, Mexico to southern Peru (Jimenez Prado and Bearez, 2004), including the Galapagos Islands.
Countries occurrence:
Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Peru; United States
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – southeast
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):30
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Population [top]

Population:This species is common in the Gulf of California, Ecuador, and in Gorgona, Colombia. It is considered rare in California.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This demersal species occurs in shallow coastal waters, including estuaries, usually over sand or mud substrate. It feeds on crustaceans, molluscs, and algae (De la Cruz Arguero, 1997).

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. However, this species distribution falls partially into a number of Marine Protected Areas in the Eastern Pacific region (WDPA 2006).

Citation: Rojas, P., Cotto, A., Acero, A., van der Heiden, A. & Bearez, P. 2010. Eucinostomus dowii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T183211A8073276. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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