Xystreurys liolepis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Pleuronectiformes Paralichthyidae

Scientific Name: Xystreurys liolepis Jordan & Gilbert, 1880
Common Name(s):
English Fantail Flounder, Fantail Sole
French Rite éventail
Spanish Lenguado cola de abanico

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2007-05-25
Assessor(s): van der Heiden, A.
Reviewer(s): Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)
This species is relativley widespread in the Eastern Pacific, and is uncommon in many parts of its range. Although it is occationally caught as by-catch in shrimp trawling, there are no major threats for this deep water 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 southern California to the tip of Baja California and in the Gulf of California, although it is absent from the southeastern Gulf (Galván-Magaña et al. 2000).
Countries occurrence:
Mexico; United States
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – eastern central
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):136
Upper depth limit (metres):5
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Population [top]

Population:There is no population information available for this species. It is uncommon, at least in the Gulf of California, and most often caught in deeper waters.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found in deep nearshore areas over sand and sandy mud soft substrates to depths of 136m (Oda, 1991; Galván-Magaña et al. 2000).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats known for this species. It is sometimes caught as bycatch in shrimp trawling activities, but it usually lives in deeper water where the boats don't operate.

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: van der Heiden, A. 2010. Xystreurys liolepis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T183928A8201284. . Downloaded on 17 October 2017.
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