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Opisthopterus equatorialis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII CLUPEIFORMES CLUPEIDAE

Scientific Name: Opisthopterus equatorialis
Species Authority: Hildebrand, 1946
Common Name(s):
English Equatorial longfin herring, Herring
Spanish Arenquillo navaja, Pelada, Sardina chata
Synonym(s):
Opisthopterus equitorialis Hildebrand, 1946

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2007-05-24
Assessor(s): Cotto, A.
Reviewer(s): Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)
Justification:
This species is widespread in the Eastern Central Pacific. There are no known major threats to this species, and no current indication of population decline from small-scale fisheries. It is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the Eastern Pacific region, and is found from southern Nicaragua to northern Peru.
Countries:
Native:
Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; Nicaragua; Panama; Peru
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – southeast
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Population [top]

Population: No population information is available for this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in near-shore shallow coastal waters, perhaps entering water with low salinities (Whitehead 1985, Whitehead and Rodríguez-Sánchez 1995).
Systems: Marine

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is important for subsistence fisheries (Whitehead 1985, Whitehead and Rodríguez-Sánchez 1995).

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 within the Eastern Tropical Pacific region (WDPA 2006).

Citation: Cotto, A. 2010. Opisthopterus equatorialis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 December 2014.
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