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Actinopyga bacilla

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ECHINODERMATA HOLOTHUROIDEA ASPIDOCHIROTIDA HOLOTHURIIDAE

Scientific Name: Actinopyga bacilla
Species Authority: Cherbonnier, 1988

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-05-18
Assessor(s): Conand, C.
Reviewer(s): Polidoro, B., Carpenter, K.E., Harwell, H. & Knapp, L.
Justification:
This species is endemic to Madagascar and Comoros, where it is only known from a few specimens.  Given its intertidal depth range, it may be susceptible to a number of anthropogenic threats. Therefore it is listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is recorded from the waters of Madagascar and the Comoros Islands.
Countries:
Native:
Comoros; Madagascar; Mayotte
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Indian Ocean – western
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Population [top]

Population: This species is only known from two specimens from Madagascar and a few from Comoros (Cherbonnier 1988).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: There is no information available on the habitat and ecology of this species.
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats to this species and it is not commercially harvested. However, it is found in very shallow waters, and may be impacted by a number of anthropogenic threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation measures in place for this species, but its distribution directly overlaps with marine protected areas at Madagascar and Mohéli Marine Park in Comoros.  More research is needed on this species' life history, population size and abundance.

Bibliography [top]

Cherbonnier, G. 1988. Echinodermes: Holothurides. Faune de Madagscar 70: 1-292.

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

World Database of Protected Areas. 2010. Marine Protected Areas. Available at: http://www.wdpa-marine.org/. (Accessed: 1 December).


Citation: Conand, C. 2013. Actinopyga bacilla. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 December 2014.
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