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Hypsoblennius gentilis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES BLENNIIDAE

Scientific Name: Hypsoblennius gentilis
Species Authority: (Girard, 1854)
Common Name(s):
English Bay blenny
Spanish Blenia, Borracho de bahía, Trambollito de bahía
Synonym(s):
Blennius gentilis Girard, 1854
Taxonomic Notes: Specimens from central Mexico have been assigned to this species, but require confirmation and are not included here.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2007-05-25
Assessor(s): Bessudo, S., Dominici-Arosemena, A., Espinosa, H. & Hastings, P.
Reviewer(s): Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)
Justification:
This species is widespread in the Eastern Pacific, and is considered common throughout its range. There are no known major threats to 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 Monterey, California, USA to the northern and central Gulf of California.
Countries:
Native:
Mexico; United States
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Pacific – eastern central
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Population [top]

Population: This species is considered reasonable common throughout its range.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This demersal, reef-associated species is found in intertidal shallows (Robertson and Allen, 2006). It is territorial and feeds on small benthic invertebrates and algae (De La Cruz Agüero, 1997). The female deposits the eggs in sheltered areas, where they are guarded by the male until hatching (De La Cruz Agüero, 1997).
Systems: Marine

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: this species has been recorded in the aquarium trade (Hastings, 1995).

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, this species distribution falls partially into a number of Marine Protected Areas in the Gulf of California (WDPA 2006).

Citation: Bessudo, S., Dominici-Arosemena, A., Espinosa, H. & Hastings, P. 2010. Hypsoblennius gentilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 July 2014.
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