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Actinopyga flammea

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ECHINODERMATA HOLOTHUROIDEA ASPIDOCHIROTIDA HOLOTHURIIDAE

Scientific Name: Actinopyga flammea
Species Authority: Cherbonnier, 1979

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-05-18
Assessor(s): Conand, C.
Reviewer(s): Polidoro, B., Harwell, H., Carpenter, K.E. & Knapp, L.
Justification:
This species is not commercially harvested, and it has a relatively deep depth range.  There is little information on its population and there are no major threats known to it.  It is therefore listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is recorded from New Caledonia, Borneo and the South China Sea.  Records of this species in the South Pacific need to be confirmed.
Countries:
Native:
China; Indonesia; New Caledonia
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Indian Ocean – eastern; Pacific – northwest; 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 occurs under boulders and on slopes.
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats to this species, and it is not commercially harvested.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Conand, C. 2013. Actinopyga flammea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 October 2014.
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