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Takifugu obscurus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII TETRAODONTIFORMES TETRAODONTIDAE

Scientific Name: Takifugu obscurus
Species Authority: (Abe, 1949)
Synonym/s:
Fugu obscurus (Abe, 1949)
Sphoeroides ocellatus obscurus Abe, 1949

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor/s: Devi, R. & Boguskaya, N.
Reviewer/s: Collen, B., Darwall, W., Ram, M. & Smith, K. (SRLI Freshwater Fish Evaluation Workshop)
Justification:
T. obscurus is utilised for human food, the aquarium trade, and use in scientific research. Currently T. obscurus has a wide range so is not classified as a threatened category, however exploitation may cause population declines on the future.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: T. obscurus is found in the northwest Pacific Ocean (East and South China Seas), and also in inland waters in China and the Korean Peninsula.
Countries:
Native:
China; Japan; Korea, Democratic People's Republic of; Korea, Republic of
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Pacific – northwest; Pacific – western central
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Population [top]

Population: Detailed population information is lacking for this species although it is noted to be stable.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: T. obscurus is an anadromous and demersal species.
Systems: Freshwater; Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no threats currently known for this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if there are any conservation measures in place or needed.
Citation: Devi, R. & Boguskaya, N. 2009. Takifugu obscurus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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