|Scientific Name:||Iniistius javanicus|
|Species Authority:||(Bleeker, 1862)|
Novacula javanica Bleeker, 1862
Xyrichtys javanicus (Bleeker, 1862)
|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.
This species was formerly valid as Xyrichtys javanicus, its current status is Iniistius javanicus (Bleeker 1862) (Allen and Adrim 2003).
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Bertoncini, A. & Myers, R.|
|Reviewer(s):||Craig, M.T. & Carpenter, K.E.|
There is little known about this species as it is only known from a few specimens. It is therefore listed as Data Deficient.
|Range Description:||This species is known only from Java, Indonesia (Eschmeyer 1999). Records from the Red Sea (Goren and Dor 1994) are suspect (R. Myers pers. comm. 2009).|
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Indian Ocean – eastern
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|Population:||There is no population information available for this species. It is only known from a few specimens.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||There is very little information about this species. It most likely inhabits sand and rubble bottom habitats.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats known to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for this species. However, its distribution overlaps several marine protected areas within its range (Wood 2007).|
|Citation:||Bertoncini, A. & Myers, R. 2010. Iniistius javanicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 October 2014.|
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