Micropogonias ectenes


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Micropogonias ectenes
Species Authority: (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)
Common Name(s):
English Slender croaker
French Tambour fin
Spanish Chano mexicano, Corvina bocadulce, Corvina verrugato
Micropogon ectenes Jordan & Gilbert, 1882
Taxonomic Notes: Need to review (Chao)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2007-05-24
Assessor(s): Chao, L., Espinosa, H. & van der Heiden, A.
Reviewer(s): Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)
This species is widespread in the Eastern Pacific. There are no major threats for this species, and no current indication of population decline. It is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the Eastern Pacific, and is found from southeastern Baja California and the lower Gulf of California (La Paz and Topolobampo) to south Acapulco, Mexico.
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – eastern central
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Population [top]

Population: No population information is available for this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This demersal species is found along sandy coasts and bays, estuaries, river mouths, and coastal lagoons to depths of 33m. It feeds mainly on benthic crustaceans, mollusks and worms.
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats known for this species. However, this species is sometimes caught as by-catch in shrimp trawls and artisinal fisheries.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation measures for this species. However, this species distribution falls partially into a number of Marine Protected Areas in the Eastern Pacific region (WDPA 2006).

Citation: Chao, L., Espinosa, H. & van der Heiden, A. 2010. Micropogonias ectenes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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