Chaunax flammeus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Chaunax flammeus
Species Authority: Le Danois, 1979
Chaunax umbrinus flammeus Le Danois, 1979

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-02-04
Assessor/s: Richman, N. & Collen, B.
Reviewer/s: Polidoro, B. & Carpenter, K.E.
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. and Livingston, F.
Chaunax flemmeus has been assessed as Least Concern. It is unlikely that this deep-water species is being significantly impacted by any major threat process and is not undergoing significant population declines.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Chaunax flammeus is found in the western Indian Ocean around Madagascar.
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Indian Ocean – western
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Population [top]

Population: There is currently no population information available for this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Chaunax flammeus is a bathydemersal species that has a depth range of 195-810 m. Congener Chaunax stigmaeus has been found sitting on the dense rubble beds of dead coral (Lophelia pertusa) off the southeastern USA. Other congeners have been found on soft bottoms (Caruso et al. 2007). Species from the Chaunacidae family occur on continental slopes (FAO 1999).
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is unlikely that this species is being impacted by any major threats due to the depth range at which it can be found.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known species-specific conservation measures in place, or that are needed, for Chaunax flammeus.
Citation: Richman, N. & Collen, B. 2010. Chaunax flammeus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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