Brotula ordwayi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae

Scientific Name: Brotula ordwayi Hildebrand & Barton, 1949
Common Name(s):
English Fore-spotted brotula, Ordway's brotula
Spanish Corvina aguada, Lengua pintada

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2007-05-23
Assessor(s): Lea, B., Béarez, P. & McCosker, J.
Reviewer(s): Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)
This species is widespread in the Eastern Pacific, and is rare throughout 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 Mazatlan, Mexico to northern Peru, including the Galapagos Islands.
Countries occurrence:
Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Peru
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – southeast
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):75
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Population [top]

Population:There is no population information available for this species. It is considered a relatively rare species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This demersal species is found over mud and sandy substrate. It grows to at least 10 cm in size (Nielsen et al.,1999), which is smaller compared to other close relatives (Franke and Acero, 1995).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats known for this species. However, it is sometimes caught as by-catch from larger Brotula clarkae fisheries.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation measures for this species. It is not known to exist in any Marine Protected Areas, except in the Galapagos Islands where an extremely small portion of the population exists.

Citation: Lea, B., Béarez, P. & McCosker, J. 2010. Brotula ordwayi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T183758A8171159. . Downloaded on 24 May 2018.
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