Iniistius cyanifrons 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Labridae

Scientific Name: Iniistius cyanifrons
Species Authority: (Valenciennes, 1840)
Xyrichthys cyanifrons Valenciennes, 1840
Taxonomic Notes: There is some taxonomic confusion between the species under Xyrichtys and Iniistius. The genus Iniistius has been considered a synonym of Xyrichtys by some authors but it is now recognized as a separate genus, distinct from Xyrichtys (Randall and Earle 2002, Randall et al. 2002). Seventeen species are included in Iniistius and they are: I. aneitensis, I. auropunctatus, I. baldwini, I. bimaculatus, I. cyanifrons, I. dea, I. evides, I. griffithsi, I. jacksoniensis, I. melanopus, I. pavo, I. pentadactylus, I. spilonotus, I. trivittatus, I. twistii, I. umbrilatus, and I. verrens.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-03-25
Assessor(s): Russell, B.
Reviewer(s): Craig, M.T. & Carpenter, K.E.
There is no published information on the biology and ecology of this species. Similarly, the status of the populations or impact of any potential threats to this species are also unknown. It is therefore listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is only known from southern India, near Pondicherry and Madras.
Countries occurrence:
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Indian Ocean – western; Indian Ocean – eastern
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Population [top]

Population: There is no population information available for this species. This is only known from the type specimen.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: There is very little information on this species. It is presumed to occur in sandy bottom habitat.
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats known for this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known species specific conservation measures in place.

Citation: Russell, B. 2010. Iniistius cyanifrons. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T187380A8518601. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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