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Pontinus furcirhinus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII SCORPAENIFORMES SCORPAENIDAE

Scientific Name: Pontinus furcirhinus
Species Authority: Garman 1899
Common Name(s):
English Red scorpionfish, Red scorpionfish (FB)
French Rascasse richichi
Spanish Diablico, Lapon rojo, Lapón rojo, Rascacio richichi
Synonym(s):
Pontinus dubius Steindachner 1902

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-05-01
Assessor(s): Iwamoto, T., Eschmeyer, W. & Alvarado, J.
Reviewer(s): Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)
Justification:
This species has a wide distribution, no major threats, and occurs in Marine Protected Areas. This species is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is present in the eastern Pacific, from southern Baja California and the western and lower eastern Gulf of California to Peru; and is also found in Cocos and Malpelo (possibly in Galapagos islands, Grove and Lavenberg 1997).
Countries:
Native:
Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Peru
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – southeast
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Population [top]

Population: It is apparently a common species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a bathydemersal species; it is found in soft and sand bottom. It is found from 50-390 m. It feeds on mobile benthic crustaceans, octupuses, squid, cuttlefish, and bony fishes. It is often found in large aggregations.
Systems: Marine

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 includes a number of Marine Protected Areas in the eastern tropical Pacific region.

Citation: Iwamoto, T., Eschmeyer, W. & Alvarado, J. 2010. Pontinus furcirhinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 August 2014.
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