Cathorops steindachneri 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Siluriformes Ariidae

Scientific Name: Cathorops steindachneri (Gilbert & Starks, 1904)
Taxonomic Notes: This species has been previously considered as a synonym of Cathorops taylori, but is now recognized as a distinct species (Betancur et al. 2007).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2007-05-23
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Cooke, R., Acero, A. & Betancur, R.
Reviewer(s): Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)
This species is found in estuaries in Costa Rica to northern Peru in the Eastern Pacific. It is poorly known, particularly because it has often been confused with Cathorops taylori in the past. Further studies are needed on this species' distribution, population, and habitat status, as it is restricted to estuaries and mangroves, which have been heavily impacted throughout its range. It is listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to the Eastern Pacific, and is only known from Costa Rica to northern Peru.
Countries occurrence:
Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; Panama; Peru
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – southeast
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):20
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Population [top]

Population:No population information is available for this species. This species is common in estuaries in central Panama and Costa Rica.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is primarily found in brackish waters, estuaries and river mouths to depths of 20 m.
Systems:Freshwater; Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened by coastal development and pollution throughout its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation measures for this species. More research is needed on its distribution, population status, habitat requirements and status, and threats.

Citation: Cooke, R., Acero, A. & Betancur, R. 2010. Cathorops steindachneri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T183484A8121368. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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