Galapagos Species Checklist


Hyporthodus mystacinus

(Poey, 1852)

Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Division Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Suborder Percoidei
Family Serranidae
Genus Hyporthodus

Hyporthodus mystacinus  (Poey, 1852)

 

English common name: Misty grouper

Spanish common name: mero

Local name: mero

Taxonomic comments: Syn.: Epinephelus mystacinus (Poey, 1852), fide Appeltans et al. (2010)

Name status: Accepted name; taxon occurs in Galapagos.

Description: Size: Reaching lengths of more than 1 m, one of the largest groupers in the Galapagos, reaching lengths of more than a meter.

Habitat: Scattered rock outcroppings over predominantly sand bottom

Last updated: 23 Jan 2014

Origin

  • In
    Introduced
  • Na
    Native

  • En
    Endemic
  • Hy
    Hypothetical
  • Id
    Indigenous

    Taxon native but not endemic.

  • Mi
    Migrant
  • EnQ
    Questionable Endemic
  • Re
    Resident
  • Va
    Vagrant

IUCN Status

Lowest risk category. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Least Concern - Lowest risk category. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.


The IUCN Red List assessments presented here may deviate from the global IUCN listings for the following reasons:

  • for well-known species groups, such as vascular plants or vertebrates, updates proposed to the IUCN are shown, rather than the outdated, but currently-used status;
  • for poorly-known species groups, such as lichenized fungi, a general assessment is not currently possible, therefore the list presented here is the regional IUCN Red List for the Galapagos Archipelago.

Distribution

Eastern Pacific and Atlantic, in the eastern Pacific only found in the Galapagos Islands

Literature

  • Appeltans, W., Bouchet, P., Boxshall, G.A., Fauchald, K., Gordon, D.P., Hoeksema, B.W., Poore, G.C.B., van Soest, R.W.M., Stöhr, S., Walter, T.C., Costello, M.J. (eds.) (2010) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). Available online at http://www.marinespecies.org.
  • Gelin, A., Gravez, V. (2002) Lagunas costeras. In: Danulat, E. & Edgar, G.J. (eds.) (2002): Reserva Marina de Galápagos. Línea Base de la Biodiversidad. Fundación Charles Darwin/Servicio Parque Nacional Galápagos, Santa Cruz, Galápagos, Ecuador, p. 119-145.
  • Grove, J.S., Lavenberg, R.J. (1997) The Fishes of the Galapagos Islands. Stanford University Press, Stanford California. 862 pp.
  • Humann, P., Deloach, N. (2003) Reef Fish Identification - Galapagos. New World Publication, Inc. Florida USA & Libri Mundi, Quito, Ecuador, 226 pp.
  • McCosker, J.E., Rosenblatt, R.H. (2010) The fishes of the Galápagos Archipelago: an update. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sc., Ser. 4, vol. 61, Suppl. II, no. 11: 167-195.
  • Rocha, L., Ferreira, B., Choat, J.H., Craig, M. & Sadovy, Y. (2008) Epinephelus mystacinus www.iucnredlist.org