Paralabrax callaensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES SERRANIDAE

Scientific Name: Paralabrax callaensis
Species Authority: Starks 1906
Common Name/s:
English Sea bass, Southern rock bass
Spanish Cabrilla, Cabrilla fina, Perela

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2007-05-21
Assessor/s: Bearez, P., Merlen, G., Rivera, F., Robertson, R., Allen, G. & Edgar, G.
Reviewer/s: Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)
Justification:
This species is restricted to Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. It is targeted by hook and line fisheries, and there has been an observed decrease in mean body size and fisheries landings over the past 15 years. However, more information on catch per unit effort (CPUE) or effort data is needed to deterimine the impact of fisheries on this species' population. It is listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to the southeast Pacific, and is found from Colombia to central Peru.
Countries:
Native:
Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Pacific – southeast
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Population [top]

Population: There is no population information available for this species. This species is commonly encountered in fishmarkets in Ecuador and northern Peru, but is considered rare in Colombia. The majority of this species' population is confined to Ecuador and northern Peru.

In the 1980s, large specimens were common in fishmarkets, however fewer and smaller fish are now present in fishmarkets (Bearez pers. comm.). Based on reported catch landings, this species' population may have possibly declined by at least 30% over the past 15 years, with coincident major decline in mean size of individuals caught (Bearez pers. comm.), however little effort information is available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a demersal species that inhabits rocky substrata to depths of 50 m.
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is targeted in long line fisheries. Large specimens were common in fishmarkets in the 1980s, however fewer and smaller fish were present in fishmarkets in 2007. Reported catch landings have declined by at least 30% over the past 15 years, with coincident major decline in mean size of individuals caught (Bearez pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation measures for this species. Although this species may be present in a few small Marine Protected Areas within its range, these measures are unlikely to offer sufficient protection for this species. For example, it is present in the Machalilla Marine Protected Area (Roca et al. 2003, WDPA 2006); however, better enforcement of zone regulation is required to adequately safeguard species in this region. More information on effort is needed to confirm if this trend can be used to infer a corresponding decline in population size.

Bibliography [top]

Froese, R., Palomares, M. and Pauly, D. 2002. Estimation of life history key facts of fishes. Available at: www.fishbase.org.

IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.3). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 2 September 2010).

Robertson, D.R. and Allen, G.R. 2006. Shore fishes of the tropical eastern Pacific: an information system. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Panamá.

Citation: Bearez, P., Merlen, G., Rivera, F., Robertson, R., Allen, G. & Edgar, G. 2010. Paralabrax callaensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.
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