Ogilbia ventralis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Ophidiiformes Bythitidae

Scientific Name: Ogilbia ventralis (Gill 1863)
Common Name(s):
English Gulf Cuskeel, Gulf Brotula
Spanish BrĂ³tula del Golfo
Brosmophycis ventralis Gill 1863

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-04-29
Assessor(s): Nielsen, J.G., Munroe, T., Tyler, J. & Robertson, R.
Reviewer(s): Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)
This species has no major threats and is found in Marine Protected Areas within the Gulf of California. Therefore, this species is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This tropical eastern Pacific species is found from southern Baja California and the southwest and central east of the Gulf of California.
Countries occurrence:
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – eastern central
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):10
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Population [top]

Population:This is a relatively common species. No population data is available for this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species inhabits shallow reefs and tide pools, feeds on small fishes and benthic invertebrates, and is viviparous. This species is found from 0 to 10m.

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species specific conservation measures. However, this species' distribution includes a number of Marine Protected Areas in Mexico.

Citation: Nielsen, J.G., Munroe, T., Tyler, J. & Robertson, R. 2010. Ogilbia ventralis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T183251A8080790. . Downloaded on 19 October 2017.
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