Apogon dovii


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Apogon dovii
Species Authority: Günther, 1862
Common Name(s):
English Tailspot Cardinalfish, Cardinal Fish
Spanish Cardenal Colimanchada, Cardenal con Mancha, Cardenal de Cola Manchada

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-05-01
Assessor(s): Smith-Vaniz, B., Bussing, W., Salas, E. & Guzman-Mora, A.G.
Reviewer(s): Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)
This is a common and widespread species with no known threats. Therefore, this species is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is present in the eastern Pacific from Mazatlân, Mexico to central Peru, as well as in the Galapagos and Cocos.
Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Peru
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – southeast
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Population [top]

Population: This is very common in Costa Rica. There is no other population information for this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a reef-associated species. It mainly inhabits rocks, but is also occurs on coral reefs. It is present from 3-45m. It is a mouthbrooder.
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, this species' distribution includes a number of Marine Protected Areas in the tropical eastern Pacific region.

Citation: Smith-Vaniz, B., Bussing, W., Salas, E. & Guzman-Mora, A.G. 2010. Apogon dovii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 05 March 2015.
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