Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Carangidae

Scientific Name: Selene brevoortii
Species Authority: (Gill 1863)
Common Name(s):
English Airfin lookdown, Hairfin lookdown, Mexican lookdown, Mexican lookdown (FB)
French Musso corcovade
Spanish Antena, Cara caballa, Carita, Carita jorobada, Espejuelo, Jorobado, Jorobado antena, Jorobado mexicano, Radio
Argyreiosus pacificus Lockington 1877
Argyriosus brevoortii Gill 1863
Vomer brevoortii (Gill 1863)
Vomer pacificus (Lockington 1877)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-04-30
Assessor(s): Smith-Vaniz, B, Robertson, R., Dominici-Arosemena, A. & Molina, H.
Reviewer(s): Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)
This species is widespread in the tropical eastern Pacific. There are no major threats to this species, and no current indication of widespread population decline. It is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This eastern Pacific species is found from southern California to the lower half of the Gulf of California to Chile, and Malpelo Island.
Countries occurrence:
Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Peru; United States
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – southeast
Lower depth limit (metres): 50
Upper depth limit (metres): 1
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Population [top]

Population: There is no population information available for this species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a benthopelagic and demersal species found in shallow coastal waters. It is found in small schools near the bottom. It feeds on small squids, shrimps, polychaetes and small fishes (Smith-Vaniz 1995). This species is found at depths to 50 m.
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats known for this species.
This species is caught in artisanal fisheries using gill nets. This species is an important commercial fish in Golfo de Montijo, Panama (Vega 2004). It is marketed fresh and salted (Smith-Vaniz 1995).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known species specific conservation measures. However, this species' distribution includes a number of Marine Protected Areas in the tropical eastern Pacific region.

Citation: Smith-Vaniz, B, Robertson, R., Dominici-Arosemena, A. & Molina, H. 2010. Selene brevoortii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T183636A8148902. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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