|Scientific Name:||Anisotremus interruptus (Gill, 1862)|
Genytremus interruptus Gill, 1862
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.). 2015. Catalog of Fishes. Updated 2 June 2015. Available at: http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp. (Accessed: 2 June 2015).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Allen, G., Robertson, R., Rivera, F., Edgar, G. & Merlen, G.|
|Reviewer(s):||Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)|
This species is widespread in the Eastern Pacific, and common in at least part of its range. 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 found from central Baja and the Gulf of California to Peru, including all of the oceanic islands except Clipperton Atoll.|
Native:Chile; 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 considered common throughout much of its range. |
A survey made in Gulf Dulce, Costa Rica, showed a mean density of 0.004 ind/ m2 for this species (Figueroa, 2001). This species was considered to be rare in Los Islotes, Gulf of California, with an occurrence frequency between 10 and 15% (Aburto-Oropeza and Balart, 2001), and was not found in surveys at Gulf of Papagayo, Costa Rica (Dominici-Arosemena et al. 2005), nor at Gorgona Island coral reefs, Colombia (Zapata and Morales, 1997). In Bahía de Navidad, Jalisco, México, this fish was captured 10 times within 12 (one each month) field trips throughout a year (Rojo-Vázquez et al. 2001).
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This reef-associated species is often solitary, and can be found hiding in reefs and caves during the day (McKay and Schneider 1995) to depths of 30m. This species was also found with a frequency of 9% in estuaries associated with mangroves in Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica (Rojas et al. 1994). It is feeds on reef invertebrates at night (McKay and Schneider 1995), and forms resting schools on reefs during the day.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats known for this species. In some areas, such as in the Galapagos, this species is caught in artesanal fisheries. Populations of haemulid species (Orthopristis spp., Anisotremus interruptus and A. scapularis, Haemulon scudderi) declined more than 50% during 1997/98 El Nino, but populations have recoved over a subsequent two year period.|
|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).|
Aburto-Oropeza, O. and Balart, E.F. 2001. Community structure of reef fish in several habitats of a rocky reef in the Gulf of California. Marine Ecology 22(4): 283-305.
Dominici-Arosemena, A. and Wolff, M. 2006. Reef fish community structure in the Tropical Eastern Pacific (Panamá): living on a relatively stable rocky reef environment. Helgoland Marine Research 60: 287-305.
Dominici-Arosemena, A., Brugnoli-Olivera, E., Cortés Núnez, J., Molina-Urena, H. and Quesada-Alpizar, M. 2005. Community structure of Eastern Pacific Reef Fishes (Gulf of Papagayo, Costa Rica). Tecnociencia 7(2): 19-41.
Figueroa, R.E.R. 2001. Caracterización de la ictiofauna de los arrecifes de la parte interna del Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica. Universidad de Costa Rica.
Gill, T.N. 1862. Catalogue of the fishes of Lower California, in the Smithsonian Institution, collected by Mr. J. Xantus. Part 2. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 14: 242-246.
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 .
McKay, R.J. and Schneider, M. 1995. Haemulidae. Burros, corocoros, chulas, gallinazos, roncos. In: W. Fischer, F. Krupp, W. Schneider, C. Sommer, K.E. Carpenter and V.H. Niem (eds), Guía FAO para la Identificación de Especies para los Fines de la Pesca. Pacífico Centro-Oriental, pp. 1136-1173. FAO, Rome.
Robertson, D.R. and Allen, G.R. 2006. Shore fishes of the tropical eastern Pacific: an information system. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Panamá.
Roca, R., Earle, S., Shillinger, G., Mourra, V., Zumbrunn, S. and Mckenna, S. 2003. Eastern Tropical Pacific Seascape: an oceanic and coastal conservation and sustainable development corridor.
Rojas, J.R., Pizarro, J.F. and Castro, M.V. 1994. Diversidad y abundancia íctica en tres áreas de manglar en el Golfo de Nicoya, Costa Rica. Revista de Biología Tropical 42(3): 663-672.
Rojo-Vázquez, J.A., Aguilar-Palomino, B., Galván-Piña, V.H., Godínez-Domínguez, E., Hernández-Vázquez, S., Ruiz-Ramírez, S. and Lucano-Ramírez, G. 2001. Ictiofauna de la pesquería ribereña en Bahía de Navidad, Jalisco, México, asociada al evento El Niño 1997-1998. Revista de Biología Tropical 49(3-4): 915-929.
Zapata, F.A. and Morales, Y.A. 1997. Spatial and temporal patterns of fish diversity in a coral reef at Gorgonia Island, Colombia. 8th International Coral Reef Symposium 1: 1029-1034. Panama.
|Citation:||Allen, G., Robertson, R., Rivera, F., Edgar, G. & Merlen, G. 2010. Anisotremus interruptus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T183489A8122208.Downloaded on 19 February 2018.|