Clepticus brasiliensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Labridae

Scientific Name: Clepticus brasiliensis Heiser, Moura & Robertson, 2000
Taxonomic Notes: This species was recently described in Heiser et al. (2000).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-04-12
Assessor(s): Choat, J.H., Rocha, L., Ferreira, C.E., Francini-Filho, R. & Moura, R.R.
Reviewer(s): Sadovy, Y. & Carpenter, K.E.
This species is relatively widespread in Brazil, and is common in many of parts of its range. There are no major threats known to this species. It is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Brazil and is found from Maranhao to Santa Catarina, including St. Pauls rocks, Fernando de Noronha, Trindade Island, and Atol das Rocas.
Countries occurrence:
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – southwest
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):60
Upper depth limit (metres):5
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Population [top]

Population:There is no population information available for this species. This species forms large aggregations along the coast especially in offshore mid-shelf reefs. It is common in many places throughout its range, but it is rare at St Pauls rocks (Feitoza et al 2003).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found to depths of 60 m, and is associated with reefs. Adults form large schools and feed on plankton from mid-water (10-20 m), while juveniles form large schools and are found closer to reefs. It occurs in large aggregations along the coast especially in offshore mid-shelf reefs.This species is a schooling plankton feeder.

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species specific conservation measures. However, this species distribution overlaps a number of Marine Protected Areas within its range.

Citation: Choat, J.H., Rocha, L., Ferreira, C.E., Francini-Filho, R. & Moura, R.R. 2010. Clepticus brasiliensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T187719A8611883. . Downloaded on 20 October 2017.
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