Bathyplotes imperfectus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ECHINODERMATA HOLOTHUROIDEA ASPIDOCHIROTIDA SYNALLACTIDAE

Scientific Name: Bathyplotes imperfectus
Species Authority: Cherbonnier & FĂ©ral, 1981

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-05-18
Assessor/s: Hamel, J.-F.
Reviewer/s: Polidoro, B., Carpenter, K.E., Harwell, H. & Knapp, L.
Justification:
This species is listed as Data Deficient because it is only known from a few records in New Caledonia and the Philippines.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species has been found off the coast of New Caledonia (De Forges and Bouchet 1998), and is found in the western Philippines in the south China sea (Lane et al. 2000).
Countries:
Native:
New Caledonia; Philippines
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Pacific – western central
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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 information available for this species.
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is not known if there are any threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species specific conservation measures in place for this species, but there are several marine protected areas in New Caledonia and the Philippines that might overlap its distribution.

Bibliography [top]

De Forges, R.B. and Bouchet, P. 1998. Benthic species from the tropical Pacific surrounding New Caledonia.

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

Lane, D.J.W., Marsh, L.M., VandenSpiegel, D. and Rowe, F.W.E. 2000. Echinoderm Fauna of the South China Sea: An Iventory and Analysis of Distribution Patterns. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 8: 459-493.

Citation: Hamel, J.-F. 2013. Bathyplotes imperfectus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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