|Scientific Name:||Ariopsis seemanni|
|Species Authority:||(Günther, 1864)|
Arius seemanni Günther, 1864
Hexanematichthys seemanni (Günther, 1864)
Sciades seemanni (Günther, 1864)
|Taxonomic Notes:||Most recently, Sciades has been used as the genus for this species (Marceniuk and Menezes 2007). Further research is needed to confirm that this represents a single species.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Cooke, R., Acero, A., Betancur, R., Rojas, P. & Cotto, A.|
|Reviewer(s):||Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)|
This species is widespread in the Eastern Pacific, is common in many parts of its range, and occurs in a wide range of habitats. There are no major threats to this species, and no current indication of population decline. It is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This species is endemic to the Eastern Pacific, and is found from the southern Gulf of California to northern Peru.|
Native:Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Peru
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – southeast
|Lower depth limit (metres):||20|
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|Population:||This species is locally abundant in many parts of its range, and occurs in a variety of habitats.
In a fish fauna survey conducted in mangroves in Costa Rica, this species had the highest biomass of the entire study. 91,406 g (28.5%) and 201 individuals (12%) were collected in a survey from april and june 1993 (Rojas et al. 1994).
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is common in coastal waters to depths of 20m, and also enters estuaries. It occurs in a wide variety of habitats.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats known for this species. This species is important in small commercial fisheries. It has been used as a subsistence fishery since pre-columbian times (Cooke, 1992).|
|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:||Cooke, R., Acero, A., Betancur, R., Rojas, P. & Cotto, A. 2010. Ariopsis seemanni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T183818A8182512. . Downloaded on 28 May 2016.|
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