|Scientific Name:||Diplectrum labarum|
|Species Authority:||Rosenblatt & Johnson, 1974|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Smith-Vaniz, B, Robertson, R., Dominici-Arosemena, A., Salas, E. & Guzman-Mora, A.G.|
|Reviewer(s):||Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)|
This species is widespread and may be locally common in the Eastern Pacific. There are no major threats known, and no current indication of widespread population decline. It is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This species is endemic to the Eastern Pacific, and is found from central Baja California and the Gulf of California to northern Peru.|
Native:Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Peru
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – southeast
|Range Map:||Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.|
|Population:||There is no population information available for this species. However, it is considered to be locally common. It uncommon in trawls in the Gulf of California, El Salvador and Panama.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This demersal species inhabits sandy and muddy-sand substrata, between 14 and 160m depth.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats known for this species. It does not have major commercial interest, likely due to its small size (Heemstra, 1995).|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no known species specific conservation measures. However, this species' distribution overlaps a number of Marine Protected Areas in the Eastern Pacific region.|
Froese, R., Palomares, M. and Pauly, D. 2002. Estimation of life history key facts of fishes. Available at: www.fishbase.org.
Heemstra, P.C. 1995. Serranidae. Meros, serranos, guasetas, enjambres, baquetas, indios, loros, gallinas, cabrillas, garropas. FAO, Rome.
IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.3). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 2 September 2010).
IUCN and UNEP. 2014. The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA). Cambridge, UK Available at: www.wdpa.org .
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:||Smith-Vaniz, B, Robertson, R., Dominici-Arosemena, A., Salas, E. & Guzman-Mora, A.G. 2010. Diplectrum labarum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 November 2014.|