|Scientific Name:||Diplectrum sciurus|
|Species Authority:||Gilbert 1892|
Diplectrum sciuris Gilbert 1892
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Smith-Vaniz, B, Robertson, R., Dominici-Arosemena, A., Molina, H., Salas, E. & Guzman-Mora, A.G.|
|Reviewer(s):||Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)|
This species is restricted to Baja California and the Gulf of California, and is considered common throughout its range. 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 only from southern Baja California and in the Gulf of California.|
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Pacific – eastern central
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|Population:||There is no population information available for this species. It is considered to be common throughout its restricted range.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This demersal species inhabits substrata with fine sand at depth of 25 to 100m. It feeds on mobile benthic crustaceans, zooplankton, bony fishes, and pelagic fish larvae.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats known for this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no known species specific conservation measures. However,this species' distribution includes Marine Protected Areas in the Gulf of California.|
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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., Molina, H., Salas, E. & Guzman-Mora, A.G. 2010. Diplectrum sciurus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 September 2014.|
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