|Scientific Name:||Bathygobius aeolosoma|
|Species Authority:||(Ogilby, 1889)|
Gobius aeolosoma Ogilby, 1889
|Taxonomic Notes:||A taxonomic revision of the Bathygobius genus is needed.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Acero, A., Larson, H.K., Murdy, E. & Van Tassell, J.|
|Reviewer/s:||Collen, B., Richman, N., Beresford, A., Chenery, A. & Ram, M.|
|Contributor/s:||De Silva, R., Milligan, H., Lutz, M., Batchelor, A., Jopling, B., Kemp, K., Lewis, S., Lintott, P., Sears, J., Wilson, P., Smith, J. & Livingston, F.|
Bathygobius aeolosoma has been assessed as Least Concern. Although this species is only known from two localities, both of these are within protected areas. There is no evidence of any threats to this species at present, although further research into its distribution and ecology are needed to confirm this.
|Range Description:||Bathygobius aeolosoma is known from only two locations in Australia: Norfolk Island (type locality) and Lord Howe Island (Francis 1993).|
Native:Australia; Norfolk Island
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Indian Ocean – eastern; Pacific – southwest; Pacific – western central
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|Population:||There is no population information available for Bathygobius aeolosoma.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Bathygobius aeolosoma is a demersal goby. Like its congener Bathygobius cotticeps, it is likely that this species is found in tidepools of rock substrates and coral reefs.|
|Major Threat(s):||There is no information available on current or potential threats to Bathygobius aeolosoma.|
There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for Bathygobius aeolosoma. Norfolk Island and Lord Howe Islands are protected (G. Allen pers. comm. 2009) within Lord Howe Island Marine Park (Commonwealth Waters) and Norfolk Island National Park.
Further research is needed on the ecology and distribution of this species, so that possible threats can be identified. A taxonomic revision of the Bathygobius genus is also needed.
|Citation:||Acero, A., Larson, H.K., Murdy, E. & Van Tassell, J. 2010. Bathygobius aeolosoma. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 May 2013.|
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