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Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus ssp. californicus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII BELONIFORMES EXOCOETIDAE

Scientific Name: Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus ssp. californicus
Species Authority: (Cooper, 1863)
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English California flyingfish, Flyingfish
French Exocet californien
Spanish Pez volador, Volador de California
Synonym(s):
Cheilopogon californicus (Cooper, 1863)
Cypselurus californicus (Cooper, 1863)
Exocoetus californicus Cooper, 1863
Parexocoetoides vanderbilti Fowler, 1944

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-05-01
Assessor(s): Collette, B.
Reviewer(s): Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)
Justification:
This subspecies is widely distributed in the Eastern Pacific. Although there is no population information available, there are no major threats known. It is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This subspecies is present in the eastern Pacific from Oregon to the tip of Baja California, including the southwestern Gulf of California and the Revillagigedos islands.
Countries:
Native:
Mexico; United States
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Pacific – eastern central
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Population [top]

Population: There is no population information available for this subspecies.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a epipelagic, neritic fish found to 5 m. This species is capable of leaping and gliding out of the water for considerable distances above the surface.
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats known for this subspecies.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known species-specific conservation measures. However, this subspecies' distribution overlaps a number of Marine Protected Areas within its range (WDPA 2006).

Citation: Collette, B. 2010. Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus ssp. californicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 July 2014.
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