Holothuria grisea 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Echinodermata Holothuroidea Aspidochirotida Holothuriidae

Scientific Name: Holothuria grisea Selenka, 1867

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-05-19
Assessor(s): Alvarado, J.J., Paola Ortiz, E., Benavides, M. & Toral-Granda, M.V
Reviewer(s): Polidoro, B., Carpenter, K.E., Knapp, L. & Harwell, H.
This species is widely distributed. It is known to occur in fisheries in Colombia and Brazil, however this does not appear to be a major threat.  It is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This Atlantic species is recorded from Florida, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Lesser Antilles, Curacao, Cuba, Mexico, Haiti, Belize, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, and to the south of Brazil (Hendler et al. 1995, Garcia et al. 2005, Alvarado 2010, Hadel et al. 1999, Magalhaes et al. 2005, Mendes et al. 2006)
Countries occurrence:
Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (Saba, Sint Eustatius); Brazil; Cayman Islands; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao; Dominica; Dominican Republic; French Guiana; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; Nicaragua; Panama; Puerto Rico; Saint Barthélemy; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Martin (French part); Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Sint Maarten (Dutch part); Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands; United States; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of; Virgin Islands, British; Virgin Islands, U.S.
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – western central; Atlantic – southwest
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):5
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Population [top]

Population:A density of 0.3ind*m-2 was found at Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Ventura et al. 2007). In Santa Catarina, Brazil a study found densities between 1.60-8.04ind*m-2 (Mendes et al. 2006).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found on seagrass beds, sandy bottoms and reefs in shallow waters (Hendler et al. 1995).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is illegally fished in Santa Marta, Colombia. It is collected along with H. glaberrima (E. Ortiz and M. Benavides pers. comm. 2010). In 2009, 200 individuals were confiscated (Benavides-Serrato 2009). In the State of Sao Paulo, this species is collected on a small-scale (Hadel et al. 1999).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats to this species. It is fished in small parts of its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known species specific conservation measures for this species. It likely occurs in a number of marine protected areas within its range.

Citation: Alvarado, J.J., Paola Ortiz, E., Benavides, M. & Toral-Granda, M.V. 2013. Holothuria grisea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T180385A1623664. . Downloaded on 22 September 2018.
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