Hyporthodus exsul 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Epinephelidae

Scientific Name: Hyporthodus exsul (Fowler, 1944)
Common Name(s):
English Tenspine Grouper, Ten-spine Grouper
French Merou Dix Epines
Spanish Cabrilla Diez Espinas, Mero Diez Espinas
Epinephelus exsul (Fowler, 1944)
Hyporthodus exsul (Fowler, 1944)
Serrihastaperca exsul Fowler, 1944
Taxonomic Notes: A recent publication changed the generic name of this species to Hyporthodus (Craig and Hastings 2007) and a change of family name to Epinephelidae (Smith and Craig 2007).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Craig, M.T., Choat, J.H., Ferreira, B., Bertoncini, A.A., Rocha, L. & Heemstra, P.C.
Reviewer(s): Sadovy, Y. & Moss, K. (Grouper and Wrasse Red List Authority)
Hyporthodus exsul is a rare species with little information on life history, biology and ecology. It is therefore listed as Data Deficient until more information becomes available.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Hyporthodus exsul is an eastern Central Pacific species occurring from the Gulf of California to Panama.
Countries occurrence:
Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – eastern central
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Population [top]

Population:Hyporthodus exsul is a rare species throughout its range and known from only a few specimens.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Hyporthodus exsul is a demersal species mostly known from juveniles. One juvenile examined came from a depth of 55 m. It is apparently too rare to be of commercial interest. The only adult specimen was found in Panama City fish market and was 125 cm TL.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The specific threats to Hyporthodus exsul are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Hyporthodus exsul probably occurs in protected areas throughout its range.

Amended [top]

Amended reason: This amended version of the 2008 assessment was created as Guadeloupe was accidentally recorded as a country of occurrence and has now been removed.

Citation: Craig, M.T., Choat, J.H., Ferreira, B., Bertoncini, A.A., Rocha, L. & Heemstra, P.C. 2017. Hyporthodus exsul (amended version of 2008 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T7855A118686097. . Downloaded on 15 August 2018.
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