Genyatremus dovii 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Haemulidae

Scientific Name: Genyatremus dovii
Species Authority: (Günther, 1864)
Common Name(s):
English Blackbarred Grunt, Spotted Head Sargo
Spanish Burro rompepaila, Burro Cabeza Manchada, Roncador Rayado, Sargo Cabeza Manchada
Anisotremus dovii (Günther, 1864)
Pomadasys dovii Günther, 1864
Pristipoma dovii Günther, 1864
Taxonomic Source(s): Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.). 2015. Catalog of Fishes. Updated 2 June 2015. Available at: (Accessed: 2 June 2015).

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.
Countries occurrence:
Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Peru
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – southeast
Lower depth limit (metres): 40
Upper depth limit (metres): 1
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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).
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

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. Genyatremus dovii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T183680A8157324. . Downloaded on 30 May 2016.
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