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Actinopyga albonigra

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ECHINODERMATA HOLOTHUROIDEA ASPIDOCHIROTIDA HOLOTHURIIDAE

Scientific Name: Actinopyga albonigra
Species Authority: Cherbonnier & Féral, 1984

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-05-19
Assessor(s): Hamel, J.-F.
Reviewer(s): Polidoro, B., Carpenter, K.E., Harwell, H. & Knapp, L.
Justification:
This species is relatively widespread, found in shallower waters and is harvested. However, more information is needed on this species distribution, population status, habitat, ecology and impact of harvest and other potential major threats. It is listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in the eastern Indian Ocean and western Pacific, including Indonesia and New Caledonia.
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia; Malaysia; New Caledonia
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Indian Ocean – eastern; Pacific – western central
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Population [top]

Population: This species is rarely found at New Caledonia (Purcell et al. 2009).

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a shallow water species (Massin 1996).
Systems: Marine

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is used for the production of bêche-de-mer in the Western Central Pacific region (Kinch et al. 2008).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This shallow water species is harvested commercially for the production of bêche-de-mer (Kinch et al. 2008). However, the impact of the fishery on this species population is unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation measure for this species, but its distribution directly overlaps with marine protected areas in Indonesia and New Caledonia.

Citation: Hamel, J.-F. 2013. Actinopyga albonigra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 August 2014.
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