|Scientific Name:||Balistes rotundatus|
|Species Authority:||Marion de Procé, 1822|
Canthidermis rotundatus (Marion de Procé, 1822)
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|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.|
Balistes rotundatus has been assessed as Least Concern. This wide-ranging species is not known to face any major threats. Further research on the ecology and threats faced by this species could clarify if it is in fact a component of coastal fisheries.
|Range Description:||Balistes rotundatus is an Indo-West Pacific triggerfish reported from India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Japan and the Marshall Islands and Cook Islands.|
Native:Cook Islands; India; Japan; Marshall Islands; Sri Lanka; Thailand
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Indian Ocean – eastern; Indian Ocean – western; Pacific – northwest; Pacific – western central
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|Population:||There is no population information available for Balistes rotundatus.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Balistes rotundatus is a pelagic, coastal species. Species from the family Balistidae can occur from the coastline to a depth of 100 m and feed on bottom invertebrates (FAO 2001). Further information is needed on the specific ecological requirements of this species.|
|Major Threat(s):||It is unlikely that any major threat is impacting this species, however, the Balistidae family are highly valued as food in many handline fisheries, and also taken as by-catch in commercial trawls (FAO 2001).|
There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for Balistes rotundatus, however it may be found to occur in a number of marine protected areas.
Further research is needed on the threats, ecology and distribution of this species.
|Citation:||Matsuura, K. 2010. Balistes rotundatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 27 May 2015.|
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