Pontinus vaughani 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae

Scientific Name: Pontinus vaughani Barnhart & Hubbs, 1946
Common Name(s):
English Spotback Scorpionfish
French Rascasse à dos Tacheté
Spanish Lapón Lomo Manchado, Rascacio Lomo Mancahado

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-05-01
Assessor(s): Iwamoto, T., Eschmeyer, W. & Alvarado, J.
Reviewer(s): Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)
The species is considered as Least Concern due to its wide distribution, occurrence in protected areas, and lack of major threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is present in the eastern Pacific off the Baja California Sur; the southwestern part of the Gulf of California; as well as the Revillagigedos and Clipperton islands.
Countries occurrence:
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – eastern central
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):120
Upper depth limit (metres):30
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Population [top]

Population:There is no population information for this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This is a demersal species; it is found in rubble substrata. It is a deep reefs associate. It is found from 30-120m.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species has no major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species specific conservation measures. However, in Mexico, this species is found in a small number of Marine Protected Areas.

Citation: Iwamoto, T., Eschmeyer, W. & Alvarado, J. 2010. Pontinus vaughani. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T183791A8177707. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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