Bathyplotes sulcatus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Echinodermata Holothuroidea Aspidochirotida Synallactidae

Scientific Name: Bathyplotes sulcatus
Species Authority: Sluiter, 1901
Taxonomic Notes: This species is better known as Capheira sulcatus (Sluiter, 1901).

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., Harwell, H., Carpenter, K.E. & Knapp, L.
This species is listed as Data Deficient because of the lack of information on it and because it is only known from a few, very disjunct records.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from several specimens, one from the Philippines (Lane et al. 2000), one from off the southwest coast of India (NMNH and OZCAM) and 17 from New Zealand and Australia (Victoria Museum Collection).
Countries occurrence:
Australia; India; New Zealand; Philippines
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Indian Ocean – western; Indian Ocean – eastern; Pacific – southwest; Pacific – western central
Lower depth limit (metres):1800
Upper depth limit (metres):90
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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:There is no habitat or ecological information available for this species.

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place for this species.

Classifications [top]

0. Root -> 18. Unknown

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
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Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2013.1). Available at: (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 sulcatus. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T180306A1613158. . Downloaded on 02 December 2015.
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