Hypoplectrus atlahua Tavera & Acero, 2013

Jarocho hamlet
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets) > Serraninae
Etymology: Hypoplectrus: Greek, hypo = under + Greek, plektron = sting, spur (Ref. 45335);  atlahua: Named for Atlahua, the 'deity of the waters' in Aztec mythology (a water goddess, protector of fishermen and archers); noun in apposition.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 1 - 20 m (Ref. 92994).   Temperate; 22°N - 21°N (Ref. 92994)

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Western Central Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92994)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-15; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: 14-16 total gill rakers (GR) on first arch including rudiments; snout length is rather small, 11.8-13 % SL; upper jaw large, 18.8-23.2% SL; pectoral fins long, 35.3-38.8% SL, pelvic fins, 26.8-27.4 % SL; pelvic fins do not reach anal fin; body colour basically dark brown with anterior violet speckles, lines, and a well-marked dot over the rear edge of opercle, no distinct dark spots (nose, pectoral-fin base, and caudal peduncle) (Ref. 92994).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

This species currently has no information on ecology except that it is found in shallow waters less than 20 m, where it is hooked by fishermen (Ref. 92994).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Heemstra, Phillip C. | Collaborators

Tavera, J. and P.A. Acero, 2013. Description of a new species of Hypoplectrus (Perciformes: Serranidae) from the Southern Gulf of Mexico. Aqua, Intl. J. Ichthyol. 19(1):29-38, (Ref. 92994)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Data deficient (DD) ; Date assessed: 09 January 2014

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01778 (0.00683 - 0.04629), b=3.03 (2.80 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.8   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (18 of 100) .