Bathyplotes moseleyi 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Echinodermata Holothuroidea Aspidochirotida Synallactidae

Scientific Name: Bathyplotes moseleyi
Species Authority: (Théel 1886)
Stichopus moseleyi Théel 1886 
Taxonomic Notes: Bathyplotes natans (M. Sars, 1868) Östergren, 1896 is the accepted name for this species.

Bathyplotes assimilis, Bathyplotes fallax, Bathyplotes heterostylides, Bathyplotes moseleyi, Bathyplotes ostergreni, Bathyplotes papillosus, Bathyplotes pourtalesii, Bathyplotes reptans, Bathyplotes tizardi, Herpysidia tizardi, Holothuria natans, Stichopus moseleyi, Stichopus pourtalesii, Stichopus tizardi and Synallactes moseleyi are synonyms for this species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2011-08-20
Assessor(s): Samyn, Y. & Solis-Marin, F.
Reviewer(s): Knapp, L., Polidoro, B., Harwell, H. & Carpenter, K.E.

This species distribution and population is not well-known. There has been considerable confusion in the literature in regards to past nomenclature, which make it difficult to determine the range and population status of this species. It is listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from Antarctica (O'Loughlin 2011, Hansson 2001). However, there is much confusion in the literature as to previous nomenclature referring to this species. It has been referred to as various Bathyplotes spp, including Bathyplotes natans, but is currently considered a synonym of Bathyplodes moseleyi. The distribution of this species is therefore not well-known.
Countries occurrence:
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – eastern central; Atlantic – western central; Atlantic – northeast; Atlantic – southwest; Indian Ocean – eastern; Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – northwest; Pacific – southwest
Upper depth limit (metres): 600
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Population [top]

Population: No information is currently available regarding the population of this species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: No known information is currently available regarding the habitat and ecology of this species.
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is not known if there are any threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known species specific conservation measures for this species at this time. More research is needed on the population status, habitat, ecology, major threats, and conservation measures for this species.

Citation: Samyn, Y. & Solis-Marin, F. 2013. Bathyplotes moseleyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T180515A1641841. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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