|Scientific Name:||Etropus peruvianus|
|Species Authority:||Hildebrand, 1946|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||van der Heiden, A.|
|Reviewer/s:||Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)|
This species is widespread in the Eastern Pacific, and is common throughout its range. There are no major threats for 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 found from southern 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
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|Population:||This species is moderately common throughout its range. There is no other population information available for this species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This benthic species inhabits sandy, rubble and muddy bottoms near the coast to a depths of 125m (Hensley, 1995).|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats known for this species. It is sometimes caught as by-catch in industrial shrimp fisheries.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no known conservation measures for this species. However, this species distribution falls partially into a number of Marine Protected Areas in the Eastern Pacific region (WDPA 2006).|
Froese, R., Palomares, M. and Pauly, D. 2002. Estimation of life history key facts of fishes. Available at: www.fishbase.org.
Hensley, D.A. 1995. Paralichthyidae. Lenguados. FAO, Rome.
Hildebrand, S.F. 1946. A descriptive catalogue of the shore fishes of Peru.
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:||van der Heiden, A. 2010. Etropus peruvianus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 June 2013.|
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