Actinopyga flammea 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Echinodermata Holothuroidea Aspidochirotida Holothuriidae

Scientific Name: Actinopyga flammea
Species Authority: Cherbonnier, 1979

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-05-18
Assessor(s): Conand, C.
Reviewer(s): Polidoro, B., Harwell, H., Carpenter, K.E. & Knapp, L.
This species is not commercially harvested, and it has a relatively deep depth range.  There is little information on its population and there are no major threats known to it.  It is therefore listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is recorded from New Caledonia, Borneo and the South China Sea.  Records of this species in the South Pacific need to be confirmed.
Countries occurrence:
China; Indonesia; New Caledonia
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Indian Ocean – eastern; Pacific – northwest; Pacific – western central
Lower depth limit (metres):60
Upper depth limit (metres):35
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Population [top]

Population:There is no available information on the population of this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species occurs under boulders and on slopes.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats to this species, and it is not commercially harvested.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation measures in place for this species, but its distribution directly overlaps with several marine protected areas.

Classifications [top]

9. Marine Neritic -> 9.3. Marine Neritic - Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel
suitability: Suitable  

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Occur in at least one PA:Yes
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2013.1). Available at: (Accessed: 12 June 2013).

World Database of Protected Areas. 2010. Marine Protected Areas. Available at: (Accessed: 1 December).

Citation: Conand, C. 2013. Actinopyga flammea. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T180478A1635741. . Downloaded on 24 May 2016.
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