Tanyemblemaria alleni 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Chaenopsidae

Scientific Name: Tanyemblemaria alleni Hastings, 1992
Common Name(s):
English Slender blenny

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2007-05-25
Assessor(s): Dominici-Arosemena, A., Espinosa, H. & Hastings, P.
Reviewer(s): Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)
This species is likely restricted to the Pearl Islands, Panama. It is only known from one specimen, and little is known about this species' distribution, population, habitat requirements, or the impact of ongoing habitat destruction within its restricted range due to coastal development for tourism activities. It is listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to the Eastern Pacific, and is only known from one specimen collected in 1990 at the Pearl Islands (Isla del Rey) in Panama Bay. Extensive examination of museum specimens throughout Panama of the similar species, Protemblemaria bicirrus, did not reveal other collections of this species and suggested that it is likely confined to the Pearl Islands (Hastings 2001).
Countries occurrence:
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – eastern central
Additional data:
Number of Locations:1
Lower depth limit (metres):17
Upper depth limit (metres):17
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Population [top]

Population:There is no population information available for this species. It is known only from a single specimen collected in 1990 (Hastings 1992).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is poorly known. It is demersal and the only known specimen was taken taken from a sandy bottom.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is potentially threatened by increasing coastal development for the tourism industry within its restricted, shallow-range habitat. In addition, localized stochastic events including future oceanographic environmental changes from ENSO and global warming events may have detrimental effects on the survival of these shallow water regional endemic species (Soto 2001, Chen et al. 2004).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The Pearl Islands are currently not protected. Given the extent of coastal development in the area, there is a need for protection of habitat in these islands. In addition, further survey work is required to determine the current distribution, population status, habitat requirements, and potential major threats for this species.

Citation: Dominici-Arosemena, A., Espinosa, H. & Hastings, P. 2010. Tanyemblemaria alleni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T183236A8077783. . Downloaded on 23 April 2018.
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