Omobranchus rotundiceps 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Blenniidae

Scientific Name: Omobranchus rotundiceps
Species Authority: (Macleay, 1881)
Graviceps angelus Whitley, 1959
Petroscirtes rotundiceps Macleay, 1881
Taxonomic Source(s): Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.). 2014. Catalog of Fishes. Updated 27 August 2014. Available at: (Accessed: 27 August 2014).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-03-27
Assessor(s): Chao, N.L., McEachran, J., Patzner, R.A. & Williams, J.
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.
Omobranchus rotundiceps has been assessed as Least Concern. This species has a broad geographic range, and is not known to face any major threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Omobranchus rotundiceps is only known from Western Australia to the Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales (Springer and Gomon 1975).
Countries occurrence:
Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia)
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Indian Ocean – eastern; Pacific – western central
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Population [top]

Population: There is no population information available for Omobranchus rotundiceps.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Omobranchus rotundiceps  is found in coastal, estuarine and rocky habitats (Springer and Gomon 1975).
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Omobranchus rotundiceps is not being impacted by any major threat process.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known species-specific conservation measures in place for Omobranchus rotundiceps. However, it occurs in several marine protected areas (J. Williams pers. comm. 2009).

Citation: Chao, N.L., McEachran, J., Patzner, R.A. & Williams, J. 2010. Omobranchus rotundiceps. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T155108A4709936. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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