Bathyplotes bigelowi 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Echinodermata Holothuroidea Aspidochirotida Synallactidae

Scientific Name: Bathyplotes bigelowi
Species Authority: Deichmann, 1940
Taxonomic Source(s): Deichmann, E. 1940. Report on the holothurians, collected by the Harvard-Havana expeditions1938 and 1939, with a revision of the Molpadonia of the Atlantic Ocean. Mem. Soc. Cubana Hist. Nat. 14: 183-240.

Assessment Information [top]

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

This poorly known species is only known from Cuba. 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 waters around Cuba (Deichmann 1940).
Countries occurrence:
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Lower depth limit (metres):585
Upper depth limit (metres):402
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:There is no habitat or ecological information available for this species.

Threats [top]

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

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.

Classifications [top]

0. Root -> 18. Unknown

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
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1. Research -> 1.3. Life history & ecology
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Bibliography [top]

Deichmann, E. 1940. Report on the holothurians, collected by the Harvard expedition 1938 and 1939, with a revison of the Malpadonia. Memorias de la Sociedad Cubana de Historia Natural 15(2): 177-180.

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

Citation: Solis-Marin, F. 2013. Bathyplotes bigelowi. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T19715267A19747135. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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