Eduarctus aesopius 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Malacostraca Decapoda Scyllaridae

Scientific Name: Eduarctus aesopius
Species Authority: (Holthuis, 1960)
Scyllarus aesopius Holthuis, 1960

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2009-12-03
Assessor(s): Chan, T.Y.
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.

Geographic Range [top]

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.
Countries occurrence:
Northern Mariana Islands; Philippines; Somalia; Tanzania, United Republic of
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Indian Ocean – western; Pacific – northwest; Pacific – western central
Lower depth limit (metres): 33
Upper depth limit (metres): 16
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Population [top]

Population: This species is only known in literature from the recorded material in Holthuis (2002).
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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).
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This is not a commercial species (Holthuis 1991).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: 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 2013: e.T185096A8354147. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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