|Scientific Name:||Bhanotia nuda|
|Species Authority:||Dawson, 1978|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Bartnik, S., Robinson, E., Morgan, S.K., Sorensen, M., Fritzsche, R., Collette, B., Nelson, J., Dooley, J., Matsuura, K. & Carpenter, K.|
|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.|
Bhanotia nuda has been assessed as Least Concern. This species is not known to be impacted by any major threats at present. While its habitat may be undergoing degradation from a number of potential threat processes, this species is unlikely to be significantly impacted as it shows little habitat specificity and is tolerant of a range of conditions. Monitoring of the population trends of this species shall better determine any unknown threats to this species.
|Range Description:||Bhanotia nuda is known from Palau and Maiwara Island, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. The area in which this species is distributed is less than 5,000 km2.|
Native:Palau; Papua New Guinea
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Pacific – western central
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|Population:||There is no population information available for Bhanotia nuda.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Bhanotia nuda is a small and secretive species found on shallow algae reef habitats, in tidal pools and in sheltered reef flats (Kuiter 2000). It is also known from the vicinity of mangrove forests, coral reefs, and silty waters. Metamorphosed individuals of this species may be found in tide pools to a depth of at least 14 m (Myers 1991). Males carry the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (R. Fritzsche pers. comm. 2009).|
|Major Threat(s):||Bhanotia nuda is known from a number of habitat types including mangroves, silty coastal waters, algal reefs and coral reef systems, some of which are threatened. However, since this species utilizes a number of different habitats, there are no known specific major threats.|
There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for Bhanotia nuda, however its distribution range may coincide with a number of marine protected areas.
Monitoring of the population trends of this species is needed.
|Citation:||Bartnik, S., Robinson, E., Morgan, S.K., Sorensen, M., Fritzsche, R., Collette, B., Nelson, J., Dooley, J., Matsuura, K. & Carpenter, K. 2010. Bhanotia nuda. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.|
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