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Malapterus reticulatus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES LABRIDAE

Scientific Name: Malapterus reticulatus
Species Authority: Valenciennes, 1839

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-03-25
Assessor(s): Russell, B.
Reviewer(s): Craig, M.T. & Carpenter, K.E.
Justification:
This species is restricted to Juan Fernadez and Desventuradas Islands, but is probably a locally common shallow water species. It is not known if there any major threats for this species, but there may be fishing pressure locally. It is therefore listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found in the southeast Pacific, where it is only known from the Juan Fernández and Desventuradas Islands.
Countries:
Native:
Chile
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Pacific – southeast
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits shallow water in littoral rocky reefs (Sepúlveda and Pequeño 1985, Pequeño and Lamilla 2000, Pequeño and Saez 2000).
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats known for this species, it may be fished but there is no available harvest data to date.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no specific conservation measures in place for this species. However, it occurs in the Archipiélago de Juan Fernández National Park that encompasses an area of 95.71 km2 (Wood 2007) in its range of distribution.

Citation: Russell, B. 2010. Malapterus reticulatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 October 2014.
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