Cirripectes viriosus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Blenniidae

Scientific Name: Cirripectes viriosus Williams, 1988

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2009-03-25
Assessor(s): Williams, J.T., Smith-Vaniz, W.F. & Hastings, P.A.
Reviewer(s): Polidoro, B., Comeros-Raynal, M. & Carpenter, K.E.
This rare blenniid species is known only from a few specimens in a remote location off Batanes Island, northern Philippines, with very little human impact. Its area of occupancy is a designated marine protected area (MPA). It is therefore listed as Least Concern (LC).

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the Batanes Province, off Batan Island (Balugan Bay) in the Philippines.
Countries occurrence:
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – western central
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):10
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Population [top]

Population:Cirripectes viriosus is known only from three type specimens found in the Batan islands off the Philippines. There is no population trend information available for this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is known only from three type specimens collected in the surge zone among large boulders at Batan Island, Philippines. Species of the genus Cirripectes are small agile herbivores, commonly observed in shallow surge-zone habitats (Carlson 1980). Maximum size from collected specimens is 11.5 cm (SL) (Williams 1988).

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for this species. The Batanes group of islands in the Philippines is a designated Protected Landscape/Seascape under Philippine National Integrated Protected Areas System Act of 1992 (Wood 2007).

Citation: Williams, J.T., Smith-Vaniz, W.F. & Hastings, P.A. 2011. Cirripectes viriosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T180121A7644347. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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