Bodianus flavifrons 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Labridae

Scientific Name: Bodianus flavifrons
Species Authority: Gomon, 2001
Taxonomic Notes: For taxonomic treatment see Gomon (2006).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-04-12
Assessor(s): Russell, B.
Reviewer(s): Sadovy, Y. & Carpenter, K.E.
Little is known of the population and life history characteristics, and it has a restricted distribution in the southwest Pacific. This species is listed as Least Concern because of deep water habits and apparent lack of threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found from Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, off the southern tip of New Caledonia, the Lord Howe Ridge and the Kermadec Ridge northeast of New Zealand.
Countries occurrence:
Australia; New Caledonia; New Zealand
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – southwest; Pacific – western central
Lower depth limit (metres):340
Upper depth limit (metres):114
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A large species, reaches about 422 mm SL. It is collected at depths of 114–340 m.

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Classifications [top]

9. Marine Neritic -> 9.1. Marine Neritic - Pelagic
suitability: Suitable  
13. Marine Coastal/Supratidal -> 13.1. Marine Coastal/Supratidal - Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands
suitability: Suitable  

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
1. Research -> 1.2. Population size, distribution & trends
1. Research -> 1.3. Life history & ecology

Bibliography [top]

Gomon, M.F. 2001. Descriptions of two new species of Bodianus (Perciformes: Labridae) from Australasian waters. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 28: 407-416.

Gomon, M.F. 2006. A revision of the labrid fish genus Bodianus with descriptions of eight new species. Records of the Australian Museum Supplement 30: 1-133.

IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.4). Available at: (Accessed: 27 October 2010).

Citation: Russell, B. 2010. Bodianus flavifrons. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T187807A8634525. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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