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Cryptocentrus leonis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES GOBIIDAE

Scientific Name: Cryptocentrus leonis
Species Authority: 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.
Justification:
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:
Native:
Thailand
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Pacific – western central
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Population [top]

Population: There is no known population information for Cryptocentrus leonis.
Population Trend: Unknown

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).
Systems: Marine

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.

Citation: Acero, A., Larson, H.K. & Murdy, E. 2010. Cryptocentrus leonis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 October 2014.
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