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Bohadschia koellikeri

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ECHINODERMATA HOLOTHUROIDEA ASPIDOCHIROTIDA HOLOTHURIIDAE

Scientific Name: Bohadschia koellikeri
Species Authority: (Semper, 1868)
Taxonomic Notes: This species may be a hybrid between B. argus and B. marmorata (Kim et al. 2009).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-05-18
Assessor(s): Gamboa, R.
Reviewer(s): Polidoro, B., Carpenter, K.E., Knapp, L. & Harwell, H.
Justification:
This species has a disjunct distribution which may possibly represent a hybrid.  Little is known about its population or habitat. Although there are no known threats, more research is needed to confirm its distribution and to assess the potential impact of fisheries.  This species is listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is reported from east Africa including Kenya and Madagascar. It has also been reported from Apo Island Philippines (Kerr et al. 2006) and Yap, Micronesia (Friedman et al. 2008).  This species is not known from any other locations in the Philippines.
Countries:
Native:
Kenya; Mozambique; Philippines; Somalia; South Africa; Tanzania, United Republic of
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Indian Ocean – western; Pacific – western central
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Population [top]

Population: There is no available information on the population of this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found on aerated sediment on reef slopes.
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known species specific conservation measures for this species. However, its distribution directly overlaps with several marine protected areas.

Citation: Gamboa, R. 2013. Bohadschia koellikeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 July 2014.
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