|Scientific Name:||Actinopyga fusca|
|Species Authority:||Cherbonnier, 1980|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Polidoro, B., Harwell, H., Carpenter, K.E. & Knapp, L.|
This species is only known from New Caledonia, and from the few specimens, is found in relatively shallow waters. There is very little known on this species distribution, population status, habitat, ecology, or impact of any potential major threats. It is listed as Data Deficient.
|Range Description:||This species is recorded from New Caledonia, especially the island Maittre (Cherbonnier 1980).|
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Pacific – western central
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There is no available information on the population of this species.
|Habitat and Ecology:||There is no information available on the habitat and ecology of this species.|
|Major Threat(s):||It is not known if there are any major threats to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no known conservation measures in place for this species, but its distribution directly overlaps with marine protected areas in New Caledonia including one at the island of Maittre where this species is most highly concentrated. More research is needed on this species' population levels, habitat, ecology and its use in the fisheries industry.|
|Citation:||Hamel, J.-F. 2013. Actinopyga fusca. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 11 December 2013.|
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