Enneapterygius shaoi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Tripterygiidae

Scientific Name: Enneapterygius shaoi Chiang & Chen, 2008
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: 2014
Date Assessed: 2010-05-03
Assessor(s): Williams, J. & Holleman, W.
Reviewer(s): Buchanan, J., Polidoro, B., Carpenter, K.E. & Raynal, M.

Enneapterygius shaoi is endemic to Taiwan and has a calculated area of occupancy (AOO) of 648 km2. While there is no population data available, there are no known threats, and it occurs in a few marine protected areas. It is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Enneapterygius shaoi is endemic to eastern and southern Taiwan, where it has a calculated area of occupancy (AOO) of 1,827 km2. To date it has not been found on the western coast.
Countries occurrence:
Taiwan, Province of China
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – northwest
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:1827
Lower depth limit (metres):12
Upper depth limit (metres):3
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Population [top]


There is no population information available for Enneapterygius shaoi (Williams and Holleman pers. comm. 2010).

Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Enneapterygius shaoi is found only shallow subtidal rocky habitat to depths of 3-12 m (Chiang and Chen 2008).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Enneapterygius shaoi is not utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

There are no known threats to Enneapterygius shaoi. The majority of coastal development occurs on the western coast of Taiwan.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

Enneapterygius shaoi is likely found in several marine protected areas within its range along the eastern coast, which is largely undeveloped compared to the western coast of Taiwan.

Citation: Williams, J. & Holleman, W. 2014. Enneapterygius shaoi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T179087A1568220. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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