|Scientific Name:||Scorpaenodes xyris|
|Species Authority:||(Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)|
Sebastodes chincha Nichols & Murphy, 1922
Sebastopsis xyris Jordan & Gilbert, 1882
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Iwamoto, T., Eschmeyer, W. & Alvarado, J.|
|Reviewer/s:||Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)|
This species has a wide distribution, no major threats, and occurs in Marine Protected Areas. This species is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This species is present in the eastern Pacific, from southern California through the Gulf of California to Peru, and all the oceanic islands.|
Native:Chile; 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:||This species is considered to be common. There is no population information for this species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is reef-associated, inhabiting reef crevices at depths to 50m. It is found in cracks, crevices, under ledge overhangs, and other recesses on rocky reefs, steep slopes, and especially on walls. Small individuals often stay near the protective spines of long spined urchin, (Humann and Deloach 1993).|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats known for this species. More information/research about the possible environmental and human impacts that may affect its survival is needed.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no species specific conservation measures in place. However, this species' distribution includes a number of Marine Protected Areas in the eastern tropical Pacific region.|
Humann, P. and Deloach, N. 1993. Reef fish identification. Galápagos. New World Publications Inc., Florida.
IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.3). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 2 September 2010).
Mora, C. and Zapata, F.A. 2000. Effects of a predatory site-attached fish on abundance and body size of early post-settled reef fishes from Gorgona Island, Colombia. Proceedings 9th International Coral Reef Symposium, Bali, Indonesia 23-27 October 2000.
Poss, S.G. 1995. Scorpaenidae. Rascacios, chancharros. 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.
World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA). 2006. World Database on Protected Areas.
|Citation:||Iwamoto, T., Eschmeyer, W. & Alvarado, J. 2010. Scorpaenodes xyris. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 08 March 2014.|
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