Cryptocentrus leonis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Gobiidae

Scientific Name: Cryptocentrus leonis Smith, 1931

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-01-27
Assessor(s): Acero, A., Larson, H.K. & Murdy, E.
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.
Cryptocentrus leonis is assessed as Data Deficient.  There is little information available for this species and it is unknown if it is being impacted by any major threat processes.  Further research is needed on the distribution, ecology, population numbers and potential threats for this species, before a more accurate assessment of its conservation status can be made.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The goby species, Cryptocentrus leonis, is known only from the South China Sea around Thailand.
Countries occurrence:
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – western central
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:There is no known population information for Cryptocentrus leonis.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Cryptocentrus leonis is thought to inhabit brackish water.  Indo-Pacific gobies of the Cryptocentrus genus have important symbiotic relationships with snapping shrimp (Alpheus spp.); this relationship involves the shrimp sharing food and their burrow with the gobies (Larson and Murdy 2001).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is unknown if there are any major threats impacting Cryptocentrus leonis.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for Cryptocentrus leonis. Further research is needed on the distribution, ecology, population numbers and potential threats for this species, as little information is currently available.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Acero, A., Larson, H.K. & Murdy, E. 2010. Cryptocentrus leonis (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T154784A115235290. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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