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Searobins nei, Gallineta
Two species of Prionotus (locally named "gallinetas") are included in this profile, P. stephanophrys and P. alborostris as they are both part of the catch of the fishery for small pelagics in Ecuador (Legalsa Asociados 2016). Catch statistics or biomass estimates however are not provided at the species level (Herrera et al. 1998). No stock assessment has ever been conducted on Prionotus spp. in Ecuador, so an unascertained top node is assigned with a management unit for Ecuador. Both species are distributed in the eastern and southeastern Pacific (van der Heiden et al. 2010) (Iwamoto et al. 2010). Since 2018 searobins can be used in Ecuador for reduction purposes.