Eugerres periche


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Eugerres periche
Species Authority: (Evermann & Radcliffe, 1917)
Common Name(s):
English Periche mojarra
Spanish Mojarra periche
Gerres periche Evermann and Radcliffe, 1917

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2007-05-25
Assessor(s): Cotto, A. & Collette, B.
Reviewer(s): Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)
This distribution and population status of this species needs to be clarified before a conservation assessment can be made. It is listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the Eastern Pacific, and is found from Panama to northern Peru, although it has also been reported in Nicaragua (Sánchez 1997).
Colombia; Ecuador; Panama; Peru
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – southeast
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Population [top]

Population: The distribution of this species needs to be clarified, as this species has never been observed in Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia and is considered very common in Nicaragua.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This demersal species inhabits coastal areas, soft substrate, and estuaries in marine and brackish waters.
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, more research is needed to determine this species distribution and population status before a conservation assessment can be made.

Citation: Cotto, A. & Collette, B. 2010. Eugerres periche. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.
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