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Omobranchus rotundiceps

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES BLENNIIDAE

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

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.
Justification:
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:
Native:
Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia)
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
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. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.
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