Paraclinus monophthalmus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Labrisomidae

Scientific Name: Paraclinus monophthalmus
Species Authority: (Günther, 1861)
Common Name(s):
English One-eyed blenny
Auchenopterus monophthalmus Günther, 1861
Taxonomic Source(s): Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.). 2014. Catalog of Fishes. Updated 27 August 2014. Available at: (Accessed: 27 August 2014).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-04-28
Assessor(s): Smith-Vaniz,B., Collette, B., Bussing, W., Guzman-Mora, A.G. & Salas, E.
Reviewer(s): Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Least Concern. It is a rare species within a wide distribution. There are no known threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is present in the eastern central Pacific from El Salvador to Panama.
Countries occurrence:
Costa Rica; El Salvador; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – eastern central
Lower depth limit (metres): 5
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Population [top]

Population: This is a rare species. There is no population information available on this species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is demersal and found to 5m. This species is found on rocky reefs covered in a thin layer of algae.
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

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

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.

Citation: Smith-Vaniz,B., Collette, B., Bussing, W., Guzman-Mora, A.G. & Salas, E. 2010. Paraclinus monophthalmus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T183503A8124492. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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