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Anisotremus caesius

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES HAEMULIDAE

Scientific Name: Anisotremus caesius
Species Authority: (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)
Common Name/s:
English Silvergray grunt
Spanish Burro mojarro, Roncador dorado
Synonym/s:
Pomadasys caesius Jordan and Gilbert, 1882

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2007-05-25
Assessor/s: Allen, G., Robertson, R. & Zapata, F.
Reviewer/s: Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)
Justification:
This species is widespread in the Eastern Pacific, and uncommon throughout its range. There are no known major threats to 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 Mazatlan, Mexico to Peru, including Cocos Island.
Countries:
Native:
Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; El Salvador; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Peru
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – southeast
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Population [top]

Population: This species is uncommon throughout most if its range. Near Buenaventura, Colombia, it is moderately common in rocky areas in estuaries. In Gulf Dulce, Costa Rica, this species was recorded to have a mean density of 0.004 ind/ m2.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This benthic, demersal species can be found over hard rock and rubble substrate (McKay and Schneider, 1995), and in rocky habitat in estuaries to depths of 25m. It was found over a massive coral reef in the Gulf of Chiriquí (Dominici-Arosemena and Wolff, 2006).
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 falls partially into a number of Marine Protected Areas in the Eastern Pacific region (WDPA 2006).
Citation: Allen, G., Robertson, R. & Zapata, F. 2010. Anisotremus caesius. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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