|Scientific Name:||Caranx vinctus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882|
Carangoides vinctus (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Smith-Vaniz, B, Robertson, R., Dominici-Arosemena, A. & Molina, H.|
|Reviewer(s):||Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)|
This species is widespread in the tropical eastern Pacific. There are no major threats to this species, and no current indication of widespread population decline. It is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This tropical eastern Pacific species is found from southern California to the lower 2/3 of the Gulf of California to Ecuador, and Malpelo Island.|
Native:Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Peru; United States
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:|
Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – southeast
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|Population:||There is no population information available for this species. This species is not rare.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This pelagic oceanodromous species inhabits coastal and oceanic waters (Smith-Vaniz 1995) to 50m depth. It feeds on small fishes, crustaceans and other benthic invertebrates (De La Cruz Acero 1997).|
|Movement patterns:||Full Migrant|
There are no known major threats to this species.
This species is incidentally fished, and can be caught in artisanal nets and shrimp trawls. It is marketed fresh and salted or dried (Smith-Vaniz 1995). This species is an important commercial fish in Golfo de Montijo, Panama (Vega 2004). It is typically caught with gillnets.
|Conservation Actions:||There are no known species specific conservation measures. However, this species' distribution includes a number of Marine Protected Areas in the tropical eastern Pacific region.|
|Citation:||Smith-Vaniz, B, Robertson, R., Dominici-Arosemena, A. & Molina, H. 2010. Caranx vinctus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T183293A8088434.Downloaded on 15 October 2018.|
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