|Scientific Name:||Ogcocephalus porrectus|
|Species Authority:||Garman, 1899|
Oncocephalus porrectus Garman, 1899
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Lea, B., Béarez, P. & McCosker, J.|
|Reviewer/s:||Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)|
This species is endemic to Cocos Island. Given its broad depth range and deep water habitat, there are no known major threats to this species and no current indication of population decline. It is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This species is endemic to the Eastern Pacific, and is known only from Cocos Island, Costa Rica.|
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Pacific – eastern central
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|Population:||No other population information is available for this species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species inhabits sand and rubble substrate and is associated with reef edges to depths of 150m.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats known for this species. This species is has a very restricted range and is limited to Cocos Island. However, given its deep water habitat it is unlikely to be negatively impacted by oceanographic environmental changes from ENSO and climate change events.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no known conservation measures for this species. However, this species distribution falls entirely within the Marine Protected Area of Cocos Island (WDPA 2006).|
Garman, S. 1899. The fishes. Reports of an exploration off the west coasts of Mexico, Central and South America, and off the Galapagos Islands by the U.S. Fish Commission Steamer "Albatross" during 1891, pp. 432. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.
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.
World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA). 2006. World Database on Protected Areas.
|Citation:||Lea, B., Béarez, P. & McCosker, J. 2010. Ogcocephalus porrectus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 June 2013.|
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