Xyrichtys mundiceps 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Labridae

Scientific Name: Xyrichtys mundiceps Gill, 1862
Common Name(s):
English Cape razorfish
Spanish Cuchillo desnudo
Xyrichthys mundiceps Gill, 1862
Taxonomic Notes: Xyrichtys perlas is a synonym of this species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2007-05-23
Assessor(s): Allen, G., Robertson, R., Victor, B. & Rocha, L.
Reviewer(s): Sadovy, Y. & Craig, M.
This species is widespread in the Eastern Pacific, and locally common in many parts 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 central Gulf of California to central Mexico. Larvae have been collected near Galapagos, although no adults recorded from that region.
Countries occurrence:
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – eastern central
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):27
Upper depth limit (metres):5
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Population [top]

Population:No population information is available for this species. This species is considered to be locally common in at least parts of its range such as Baja California.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This demersal species is found on fine sand to depths of 27m.

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 falls partially into a number of Marine Protected Areas in the Eastern Pacific region (WDPA 2006).

Citation: Allen, G., Robertson, R., Victor, B. & Rocha, L. 2010. Xyrichtys mundiceps. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T183754A8170497. . Downloaded on 23 September 2017.
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