|Scientific Name:||Eduarctus aesopius|
|Species Authority:||(Holthuis, 1960)|
Scyllarus aesopius Holthuis, 1960
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Collen, B., Livingstone, S. & Richman, N.|
|Contributor(s):||Batchelor, A., De Silva, R., Dyer, E., Kasthala, G., Lutz, M.L., McGuinness, S., Milligan, H.T., Soulsby, A.-M. & Whitton, F.|
Edarctus aesopius has been assessed as Least Concern as it has a wide distribution, and it is not known to be harvested. Further research is needed however on the distribution and ecology of this species.
|Range Description:||This species is only known from the Indian Ocean including the coasts of: Somalia, Tanzania (Dar-es-Salaam), and the Philippines (Tawi Tawi Group, Sulu Archipelago) (Holthuis 2002). This species has a disjunct distribution.|
Native:Northern Mariana Islands; Philippines; Somalia; Tanzania, United Republic of
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Indian Ocean – western; Pacific – northwest; Pacific – western central
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|Population:||This species is only known in literature from the recorded material in Holthuis (2002).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Specimens of this species which were found in the Philippines were found between 16 - 33 m, and were found on bottom coral or green mud (Holthuis 2002).|
|Major Threat(s):||This is not a commercial species (Holthuis 1991).|
There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for this species.
Further research is needed on the distribution and ecology of this species.
|Citation:||Chan, T.Y. 2013. Eduarctus aesopius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 September 2014.|
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