Anisotremus dovii


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Anisotremus dovii
Species Authority: (Günther, 1864)
Common Name(s):
English Blackbarred grunt, Spotted head sargo
Spanish Burro cabeza manchada, Burro rompepaila, Roncador rayado, Sargo cabeza manchada
Pomadasys dovii Günther, 1864
Pristipoma dovii Günther, 1864

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2007-05-25
Assessor(s): Allen, G., Robertson, R. & Barraza, E.
Reviewer(s): Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)
This species is widespread in the Eastern Pacific, and common in at least part of 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 the southern margins of Gulf of California to Peru.
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 species is common in at least part of its range. It was found with a frequency of 18% in estuaries associated with mangrove in Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica (Rojas et al. 1994).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This demersal species is found over hard surfaces of the continental shelf (McKay and Schneider 1995) to a depth of 40 m, and in estuaries associated with mangroves in Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica (Rojas et al. 1994).
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats known for this species. However, it is considered to be an important commercial fish in Gulf of Montijo, Panama (Vega 2004), and it is sometimes caught as bycatch in cast net fishery in El Salvador.

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: Allen, G., Robertson, R. & Barraza, E. 2010. Anisotremus dovii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 05 September 2015.
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