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Halichoeres bleekeri

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES LABRIDAE

Scientific Name: Halichoeres bleekeri
Species Authority: (Steindachner & Döderlein, 1887)
Synonym/s:
Halichoeres tremebundus Jordan & Snyder, 1902
Halichoeres tremebundus Jordan & Snyder, 1902
Platyglossus bleekeri Steindachner & Döderlein, 1887
Platyglossus bleekeri Steindachner & Döderlein, 1887
Taxonomic Notes: Halichoeres tenuispinis is misapplied.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-06-12
Assessor/s: Cabanban, A., Pollard, D., Choat, J.H., Myers, R. & Russell, B.
Reviewer/s: Liu, M. & Carpenter, K.E.
Justification:
This species has a relatively restricted range in a region of high population density and coastal development leading to habitat degradation. However, the extent of the effects of these threats are not known. This species is listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species ranges from South Korea (Ceju Island) to southern Japan (Randall 1999). Records from the Philippines (Parenti and Randall 2000) are either H. tenuispinis or a new similar species (R. Myers pers. comm. 2009).
Countries:
Native:
Japan; Korea, Republic of; Philippines; Taiwan, Province of China
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Pacific – northwest; Pacific – western central
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Population [top]

Population: There is no population information for this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a dermeral species that inhabits coral reefs and rocky reefs, and macro-algae covered substrates. The maximum length recorded was 12.2 cm SL male/unsexed (Randall 1999).
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat degradation is a threat - this species range falls within area of intensive coastal development.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no specific conservation measures in place for this species. Its distribution overlaps several marine protected areas within its range.
Citation: Cabanban, A., Pollard, D., Choat, J.H., Myers, R. & Russell, B. 2010. Halichoeres bleekeri. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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