|Scientific Name:||Syngnathus auliscus|
|Species Authority:||(Swain, 1882)|
Siphostoma auliscus Swain, 1882
Siphostoma sinaloae Jordan and Starks, 1896
Syngnathus tweedlei Meek and Hildebrand, 1923
|Taxonomic Notes:||The Order for this Family has changed from Syngnathiformes to Gasterosteiformes (Nelson 2006).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Collette, B., Acero, A. & Rojas, P.|
|Reviewer(s):||Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)|
This species is widespread in the Eastern Pacific. There are no known major threats to this species, and no current indication of significant population decline from coastal development within its range. It is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This species is endemic to the Eastern Pacific region, and is found from Southern California, USA and the Gulf of California, Mexico to northern Peru.|
Native:Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Peru; United States
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – southeast
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|Population:||There is no population information available for this species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This demersal species is usually found among vegetation in bays and estuaries, and occasionally among floating Sargassum species.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats known for this species. However, since it is found in estuaries, coastal development may be a local threat to this species in some areas of its range.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no known conservation measures for this species. However, this species' distribution falls into a number of Marine Protected Areas in the Eastern Tropical Pacific region (WDPA 2006).|
Dawson, C.E. 1985. Indo-Pacific pipefishes (Red Sea to the Americas). The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Ocean Springs.
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 .
Nelson, J.N. 2006. Fishes of the World. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York.
Robertson, D.R. and Allen, G.R. 2006. Shore fishes of the tropical eastern Pacific: an information system. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Panamá.
Swain, J. 1882. A review of the Syngnathinae of the United States, with a description of one new species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 5: 307-315.
|Citation:||Collette, B., Acero, A. & Rojas, P. 2010. Syngnathus auliscus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 October 2014.|
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