Hypsypops rubicundus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Pomacentridae

Scientific Name: Hypsypops rubicundus (Girard, 1854)
Common Name(s):
English Garibaldi damselfish
French Chauffet Garibaldi
Spanish Jaqueta garibaldi, Jaqueta vistosa
Glyphisodon rubicundus Girard, 1854
Hypsypops rubicunda Girard, 1854

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2007-05-27
Assessor(s): Allen, G., Robertson, R. & Lea, B.
Reviewer(s): Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)
This species is widespread in the Eastern Pacific, and is common in many parts of its range. There are no major threats for 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 northern California to the tip of Baja and southwestern Gulf of California, including Guadaloupe and Rocas Alijos. There are records from the Tres Marias Islands, but these are likely vagrants.
Countries occurrence:
Mexico; United States
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – eastern central
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):30
Upper depth limit (metres):1
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Population [top]

Population:This species is considered common in California. Its population at Channel Islands National Park, California in kelp forests had a mean density of 238/ha (Davis and Anderson, 1989).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species occurs over rocky bottom in clear water, often near crevices and small caves, occasionally in kelp to depths of 30m.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats known for this species. However, this fish was historically exploited by the aquarium trade (Moe, 1992).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is fully protected in California, and it may be present in some Marine Protected Areas in Mexico and United States (WDPA 2006).

Citation: Allen, G., Robertson, R. & Lea, B. 2010. Hypsypops rubicundus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T183367A8100806. . Downloaded on 18 June 2018.
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