|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Chan, T.Y. & Wahle, R.
||Collen, B., Livingstone, S. & Richman, N.
||Batchelor, A., De Silva, R., Dyer, E., Kasthala, G., Lutz, M.L., McGuinness, S., Milligan, H.T., Soulsby, A.-M. & Whitton, F.
Enoplometopus antillensis has been assessed as Least Concern. This species is widely distributed in the eastern, central and western Atlantic Ocean and is thought to be common it at least parts of its range. No catch data for this species is available and it is unknown if the harvesting of wild specimens has any significant effects on its population size though it is unlikely that harvest for the pet trade is having a significant effect on the population size. Further research is required to establish its population size and the potential effects of harvesting on this species’ populations.
|Range Description:||This species is found in the eastern, central and western Atlantic Ocean (Poupin 2003, Chan and Ng 2008). In the western Atlantic, it is known from: the Bermuda Islands, Florida (USA), the Bahamas, the Netherland Antilles, the French West Indies, the Caribbean coast of Panama, Columbia, and south to Cabo Frio in Brazil (Gordon 1968, Fausto-Filho 1970, Manning and Camp 1989, Poupin 2003, Ceballos et al. 2005, Gregati et al. 2006). It is also known from Ascension and St. Helena Islands in the central Atlantic Ocean. Also, in the eastern Atlantic Ocean it is known from: Madeira, the Canary Islands, the Gulf of Guinea, and Cape Verde (Gordon 1968, Wirtz et al. 1988, Manning and Camp 1989, Poupin 2003).|
Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Benin; Bermuda; Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (Saba, Sint Eustatius); Brazil; Cameroon; Cape Verde; Cayman Islands; Colombia; Congo; Costa Rica; Côte d'Ivoire; Cuba; Curaçao; Dominica; Dominican Republic; El Salvador; Equatorial Guinea; French Guiana; Gabon; Ghana; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras (Honduran Caribbean Is., Honduras (mainland)); Jamaica; Liberia; Martinique; Mexico (Campeche, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Yucatán); Montserrat; Nicaragua (Nicaragua (mainland), Nicaraguan Caribbean Is.); Nigeria; Panama; Portugal (Madeira); Puerto Rico; Saint Barthélemy; Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (Ascension, Saint Helena (main island), Tristan da Cunha); Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Martin (French part); Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Sint Maarten (Dutch part); Spain (Canary Is.); Suriname; Togo; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands; United States (Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas); Virgin Islands, British; Virgin Islands, U.S.
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:|
Atlantic – western central; Atlantic – southeast; Atlantic – southwest; Atlantic – eastern central
|♦ Lower depth limit (metres):||201|
|♦ Upper depth limit (metres):||5|
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