Epizoanthus tergestinus 

Scope: Global, Europe & Mediterranean
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Cnidaria Anthozoa Zoanthinaria Epizoanthidae

Scientific Name: Epizoanthus tergestinus Pax, 1937
Taxonomic Source(s): WoRMS Editorial Board. 2014. World Register of Marine Species. Available at: at VLIZ. (Accessed: 10 Jan 2014).
Taxonomic Notes:

Many Epizoanthus taxa in the Mediterranean are doubtful. Some studies considers that Epizoanthus tergestinus could be a synonym of E. univittatus (Lorenz, 1860).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2015
Date Assessed: 2014-10-01
Assessor(s): Terrón-Sigler, A., Cattaneo-Vietti, R., Casado de Amezua, P., Caroselli, E. & Betti, F.
Reviewer(s): Obura, D.O., Otero Villanueva, M. & Allen, D.J.

This species is considered endemic to the Mediterranean Sea, however the only confirmed records are from Croatia in the Adriatic Sea, and the species is considered threatened there. However the full distribution of the species is not understood, there is a lack of information on its threats, ecology and population, and further taxonomic study is required. The species is listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of information on its population size and trend, status, and threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Epizoanthus tergestinus is present in the Mediterranean Sea although its distribution is unknown and Gili et al. (1987) consider it a doubtful species. It is recorded as present in Croatia.
Countries occurrence:
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Mediterranean and Black Sea
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information available on the population size and trends for this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:There is no information about its habitat or ecology.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: No information available.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is necessary to improve knowledge of the biogeography, biology and ecology of the species. Knowledge of the aspects like population dynamics and reproduction in the Mediterranean are vital to any future applied management strategy. Taxonomic study is required to confirm the taxonomic identity of the species.
The species has been assessed as VU in Croatia.

Citation: Terrón-Sigler, A., Cattaneo-Vietti, R., Casado de Amezua, P., Caroselli, E. & Betti, F. 2015. Epizoanthus tergestinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T64372284A64372294. . Downloaded on 17 August 2018.
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