Omobranchus rotundiceps


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Omobranchus rotundiceps
Species Authority: (Macleay, 1881)
Graviceps angelus Whitley, 1959
Petroscirtes rotundiceps Macleay, 1881

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).
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.
Population Trend: Stable

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. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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