|Scientific Name:||Chromis alta Greenfield & Woods, 1980|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Allen, G., Robertson, R., Edgar, G., Bessudo, S., Zapata, F., Rivera, F. & Merlen, G.|
|Reviewer(s):||Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)|
This species is widespread in the Eastern Pacific, and is common in many parts of 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 California and the western and southeastern Gulf of California to southern Mexico, all the offshore islands, and in the Lobos de Afuera islands off Peru.|
Native:Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; Mexico; Peru; United States
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:|
Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – southeast
|Range Map:||Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.|
|Population:||This species is considered common in some parts of its range, especially in deep reefs in Malpelo, Clipperton and Revillagigedo Islands.|
This species was studied in different sites at Galapagos archipelago, with an overall mean abundance of 1.49 ind./500 m2 (Edgar et al. 2004). In Cabo Pulmo, Mexico, this fish was considered scarce with 0.1-1% of the overall abundance registered and a relative frequency below 10% (Villarreal-Cavazos et al. 2000).
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species inhabits deep rocky reefs (Allen, 1991) and coral reefs to depths of 200m.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats known for this species.|
|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).|
Allen, G.R. 1991. Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Germany.
Greenfield, D.W. and Woods, L.P. 1980. Review of the deep-bodied species of Chromis (Pisces: Pomacentridae) from the eastern Pacific, with descriptions of three new species. Copeia 1980: 626-641.
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 .
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.
Schneider, W. and Krupp, F. 1995. Pomacentridae. Castañetas, jaquetas y petacas. FAO, Rome.
|Citation:||Allen, G., Robertson, R., Edgar, G., Bessudo, S., Zapata, F., Rivera, F. & Merlen, G. 2010. Chromis alta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T183870A8191964.Downloaded on 17 October 2017.|
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