Ctenosciaena peruviana 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Sciaenidae

Scientific Name: Ctenosciaena peruviana Chirichigno F., 1969
Common Name(s):
English Peruvian barbel drum
French Courbine barbue
Spanish Breche con barbo, √Ďato

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2007-05-27
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Chao, L. & Robertson, R.
Reviewer(s): Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)
This species is endemic to Ecuador and Peru, and is very poorly known. More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, habitat requirements, and threats. It is listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to the Eastern Pacific, and is found from Ecuador to Peru, however there is uncertainty about its southern distributional limit.
Countries occurrence:
Chile; Ecuador; Peru
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – southeast
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):325
Upper depth limit (metres):20
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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 benthopelagic species is found over hard and muddy bottoms to depths of 325 m. It feeds on zooplankton, euphausiids and other small crustaceans. It is often caught with Merluccius gayi.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is sometimes caught as by-catch in trawl fisheries.

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. More research is needed on its distributional limit, population status, biology and ecology, and threats.

Citation: Chao, L. & Robertson, R. 2010. Ctenosciaena peruviana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T183559A8134794. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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