|Scientific Name:||Bodianus dictynna|
|Species Authority:||Gomon, 2006|
|Taxonomic Notes:||For taxonomic treatment see Gomon (2006). Bodianus dictynna was long thought to be conspecific with B. diana but the two are separable on colour pattern (B. Russell pers. comm.. 2008).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Sadovy, Y. & Carpenter, K.E.|
Little is known of population and life history characteristics, but inferred Least Concern is because of widespread distribution in the western Pacific where it is still common, despite being taken by aquarium collectors.
|Range Description:||This species is found from the eastern coasts of the Indo-Malaysian Archipelago to Japan, Palau, western Micronesia, Samoa, Tonga and southeastern Australia. It is excluded from the Indian Ocean, except for offshore islands of northwestern Western Australia and the southern coasts of eastern Indonesia, west to about Java. It is also reliably reported from Sagami Bay, Japan, western edge of Micronesia, Samoa, Tonga, New Caledonia and Montague Island, New South Wales, Australia. Although known from Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands, it rarely occurs on the central Pacific geologic plate (B. Russell pers. comm. 2008).|
Native:American Samoa (American Samoa); Australia; China; Christmas Island; Fiji; Indonesia; Japan; Kiribati; Malaysia; Marshall Islands; Micronesia, Federated States of ; New Caledonia; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Taiwan, Province of China; Tokelau; Tonga; Tuvalu; United States Minor Outlying Islands; Vanuatu; Viet Nam; Wallis and Futuna
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Indian Ocean – eastern; Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – northwest; Pacific – southwest; Pacific – western central
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|Population:||This is a very common species. There is no population information available for this species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||A moderately small species, to about 144 mm SL. Individuals are usually found at depths of 9-30 m. The species is almost always associated with living coral reefs. Juveniles are often found near black coral and gorgonians (Myers 1989).|
|Use and Trade:||This species is utilized as aquarium fish (juveniles). Moderately valuable species (US$10-15 per fish) in Australia (reported as B. diana, Ryan and Clarke 2005).|
|Major Threat(s):||Degradation of coral reefs from climate change and coastal development are possible major threats.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no specific conservation measures in place for this species. Its distribution overlaps several marine protected areas within its range.|
Gomon, M.F. 2006. A revision of the labrid fish genus Bodianus with descriptions of eight new species. Records of the Australian Museum Supplement 30: 1-133.
IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.4). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 27 October 2010).
Myers, R.F. 1989. Micronesian reef fishes: A practical guide to the identification of the inshore marine fishes of the tropical central and western Pacific. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam.
Ryan, S. and Clarke, K. 2005. Ecological assessment of the Queensland marine aquarium fish fishery. A report to the Australian Government Department of Environment and Heritage on the ecologically sustainable management of the Queensland marine aquarium harvest fishery.
Wood, L. 2007. MPA Global: A database of the world’s marine protected areas. Available at: http://www.mpaglobal.org.
|Citation:||Russell, B. 2010. Bodianus dictynna. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 September 2014.|
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