Mugil setosus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Mugiliformes Mugilidae

Scientific Name: Mugil setosus Gilbert, 1892
Common Name(s):
English Liseta mullet
French Mulet les├Ęte
Spanish Lisa, Lisa liseta

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-04-29
Assessor(s): Harrison, I. & Dominici-Arosemena, A.
Reviewer(s): Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)
This species is widespread. There are no known major threats, and there is no current indication of population decline. It is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is present in the eastern Pacific from the tip of Baja California and Jalisco (Mexico) to Panama, including Revillagigedos islands.
Countries occurrence:
Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; 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:There is no population information available for this species. This species is not considered to be uncommon, but is less common than other mullet species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found in near-shore coastal zones, and may occur either over hard and soft substrata. It is found to 10m. This species' habitat and ecology has not been well documented.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Most catch of this species is attributed to bycatch with other Mugilidae species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The are no major threats known for this species.

This species may be caught incidentally with other mullet species (Harrison, 1995).

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 tropical eastern Pacific region. More information is needed on this species population, habitat and ecology.

Citation: Harrison, I. & Dominici-Arosemena, A. 2010. Mugil setosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T183438A8113829. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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