Odontognathus panamensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Clupeiformes Pristigasteridae

Scientific Name: Odontognathus panamensis (Steindachner, 1876)
Common Name(s):
English Panama longfin herring
Spanish Arenquillo cuchillo, Sardina machete panameña
Pristigaster panamensis Steindachner, 1876

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2007-05-24
Assessor(s): Cotto, A., Medina, E. & Bernal, O.
Reviewer(s): Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)
There are no known major threats to this species, and no current indication of population decline from small-scale fisheries. It is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to the Eastern Pacific region, and is found from El Salvador to Colombia.
Countries occurrence:
Colombia; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – southeast
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):10
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Population [top]

Population:No population information is available for this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This pelagic species is generally found near shore and can enter estuaries (Whitehead and Rodríguez-Sánchez 1995)
Congregatory:Congregatory (and dispersive)

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is important for subsistence fisheries in many areas throughout its restricted near-shore range (Whitehead and Rodríguez-Sánchez 1995). In Panama, it is captured as by-catch in nets for other artisanal shrimp fisheries.

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 falls into a number of Marine Protected Areas in the Eastern Tropical Pacific (WDPA 2006).

Citation: Cotto, A., Medina, E. & Bernal, O. 2010. Odontognathus panamensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T183387A8104400. . Downloaded on 21 April 2018.
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