Apostichopus nipponensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Apostichopus nipponensis
Species Authority: (Imaoka, 1990)
Parastichopus nipponensis Imaoka, 1990

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2012-10-17
Assessor(s): Samyn, Y.
Reviewer(s): Knapp, L. & Polidoro, B.

This species is only known from off the coast of Japan. There is little or no information available on the population status, habitat, ecology, major threats, or conservation measures occurring to this species.  More research is needed in all of these areas. Therefore this species is listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found in the Sea of Japan off the coast of Tango Province, Japan (Antonio et al. 2012).
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: There is no habitat or ecological data available for this species.
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is not known if there are any threats to this species. It may be harvested as by-catch or impacted by other anthropogenic activities.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species. More research is needed on the population status, habitat, ecology, major threats, and conservation measures for this species.

Bibliography [top]

Antonio, E.S., Kasai, A., Ueno, M., Ishihi, Y., Yokoyama, H. and Yamashita, Y. 2012. Spatial-temporal feeding dynamics of benthic communities in an estuary-marine gradient. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 112: 86-97.

Imaoka, T., Irimura, S., Okutani, T., Oguro, C., Oji, T., Shigei, M. and Horikawa, H. 1990. Echinoderms from the Continental Shelf and Slope around Japan. Japan Fisheries Resource Conservation Association I: 1-159.

IUCN. 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2013.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 12 June 2013).

Citation: Samyn, Y. 2013. Apostichopus nipponensis. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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