Scartichthys variolatus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Scartichthys variolatus
Species Authority: (Valenciennes, 1836)
Ophioblennius fernandezensis Clark, 1938
Salarias rubropunctatus Valenciennes, 1836
Salarias variolatus Valenciennes, 1836
Scartichthys fernandezensis (Clark, 1938)
Scartichthys rubropunctatus (Valenciennes, 1836)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-03-27
Assessor(s): Williams, J.
Reviewer(s): Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)
This species is only known from the San Felix, San Ambrosio and the Juan Fernandez Islands off the coast of Chile, where it is considered common and locally abundant.There are no major threats known for this species. It is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the islands of San Felix, San Ambrosio and the Juan Fernandez Islands off the coast of Chile.
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – southeast
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Population [top]

Population: This species is common and locally abundant (J. Williams pers comm 2008).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found on rocky bottoms to depths of 9m.
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats known for this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species specific conservation measures in place. This species distribution overlaps at least one marine protected area within its range.

Citation: Williams, J. 2010. Scartichthys variolatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 30 March 2015.
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