Ariosoma gilberti 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Anguilliformes Congridae

Scientific Name: Ariosoma gilberti (Ogilby, 1898)
Common Name(s):
English Sharpnose Conger, Gilbert's Conger
Spanish Anguila Congrio Panámica, Congrio Narigón
Congrellus gilberti Ogilby, 1898

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2007-05-21
Needs updating
Assessor(s): McCosker, J., Béarez, P., Bernal, O., Betancur, R. & Lea, B.
Reviewer(s): Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)
This species is widespread in the Eastern Pacific region. No major threats to this deep water species are known, and there is no current indication of population decline. It is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found from central Baja California through the Gulf of California to Ecuador, including the Galapagos and Cocos Islands (Charter, 1996; Grove and Lavenberg, 1997).
Countries occurrence:
Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – southeast
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:<250,000
Lower depth limit (metres):100
Upper depth limit (metres):1
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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 species is a reef-associated fish that inhabits sand flats, often in protected bays and coves.

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known specific specific conservation measures for this species. However, this species distribution overlaps a number of Marine Protected Areas in the eastern tropical Pacific region (WDPA 2006).

Citation: McCosker, J., Béarez, P., Bernal, O., Betancur, R. & Lea, B. 2010. Ariosoma gilberti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T183485A8121562. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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