Anisotremus davidsonii


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Anisotremus davidsonii
Species Authority: (Steindachner, 1876)
Common Name(s):
English Grunt, Sargo, Xantic sargo
Spanish Burro piedrero, Sargo rayado
Anisotremus davidsoni Steindachner, 1876
Pomadasys davidsonii Steindachner, 1876
Pristipoma davidsonii Steindachner, 1876

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. & Lea, B.
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 central California to central Baja, and the northwestern and eastern Gulf of California.
Mexico; United States
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – eastern central
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Population [top]

Population: This species is moderately common in southern California.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This demersal species occurs in coastal waters, frequently in rocky reefs and occasionally over sandy substrate (McKay and Schneider, 1995), often near kelp beds. Juveniles form schools in littoral pools (McKay and Schneider, 1995).
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats known for this species. However, this species is an important sport fish (Riedel et al. 2002).

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. & Lea, B. 2010. Anisotremus davidsonii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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