|Scientific Name:||Bathyplotes gourdoni|
|Species Authority:||(Vaney, 1914)|
Synallactes gourdoni Vaney, 1914
|Taxonomic Notes:||There is one synonym for this species, B. rubipunctatus (Gutt 1991).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Carpenter, K.E., Polidoro, B., Harwell, H. & Knapp, L.|
This species is listed as Data Deficient because it is only known from a few records across Antarctica. Information on it is only available from taxonomic work.
|Range Description:||This species is found throughout Antarctica (Gutt 1991).|
Native:Antarctica; Bouvet Island; French Southern Territories; Heard Island and McDonald Islands; South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Atlantic – Antarctic; Indian Ocean – Antarctic; Pacific – Antarctic
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|Population:||This species is found from 225-840m in the Weddel Sea, Western Antarctica, and 304-341m in Prydz Bay, Eastern Antarctica. It has also been found at 250m on the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula (O'Loughlin 2002).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||There is no habitat or ecological data available for this species, as it is only known from a few species collected from deep waters.|
|Major Threat(s):||It is not known if there are any threats to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no species specific conservation measures in place for this species, but there are several marine protected areas in Antarctica where it is found.|
Gutt, J. 1991. On the distribution and ecology of holothurians in the Weddell Sea (Antarctica). Polar Biology 11(3): 145-155.
IUCN. 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2013.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 12 June 2013).
O'Loughlin, P.M. 2002. Report on selected species of BANZARE and ANARE Holothuroidea, with reviews of Meeres Ludwig and Heterocucumis Panning (Echinodermata). Memoirs of Museum Victoria 59(2): 297-325.
|Citation:||Hamel, J.-F. 2013. Bathyplotes gourdoni. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 13 December 2013.|
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