|Scientific Name:||Caulolatilus dooleyi|
|Species Authority:||Berry, 1978|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient 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. and Livingston, F.|
Caulolatilus dooleyi has been assessed as Data Deficient. This species is only known from three specimens in an area where there is a growing commercial fishery for species of this genus. Further research is needed on the population numbers, distribution, and threats for this species before a more accurate assessment of conservation status can be made.
|Range Description:||Caulolatilus dooleyi is only known from three specimens collected from the Caicos Bank, Bimini, and Tongue of the Ocean off the Bahama Islands.|
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Atlantic – western central
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|Population:||There is no population information available for this species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||
Caulolatilus dooleyi is a tropical, deep-water species of tilefish that has been found at a depth range of 219 m to 256 m. This species finds shelter in crevices of rock piles or at the base of coral on steep, outer slopes.
This species feeds on a range of benthic invertebrates such as molluscs, crabs, sea urchins and worms.
|Major Threat(s):||This species is not known to be directly targeted for any commercial trade, however other species of this genus are taken by spear fishers and by commercial fisheries as by-catch.|
There are no known species-specific conservation measures in place for Caulolatilus dooleyi.
Further research on the population numbers, distribution, and threats of this species is needed.
|Citation:||Acero, A. 2010. Caulolatilus dooleyi. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 May 2013.|
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