|Scientific Name:||Bodianus insularis|
|Species Authority:||Gomon & Lubbock, 1980|
|Taxonomic Notes:||For taxonomic treatment see Gomon (2006).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Russell, B. & Choat, H.|
|Reviewer(s):||Sadovy, Y. & Carpenter, K.E.|
This resticted range species (St. Paul Rocks, Ascension and St. Helena) is relatively common. Population and life history characteristics are unknown. This is a moderately large species. It is captured incidentally by fisheries, but it is not thought to be a major theat. This species is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This species occurs in St. Paul Rocks, Ascension and St. Helena.|
Native:Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Atlantic – southeast
|Lower depth limit (metres):||35|
|Upper depth limit (metres):||12|
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|Population:||There is no population information available for this species. It is one of the more abundant wrasse species on Ascension and St. Helena (J.H. Choat pers. comm. 2008)|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||A moderately large species, to about 300 mm TL (J.H. Choat pers. comm. 2008). Ecological data are available for the holotype and 10 paratypes taken during a collecting trip to Ascension Island by R. Lubbock. The specimens were collected near rocks on calcareous algal rubble, rocks on sand and in an area of scattered rubble on relatively fine coralline debris. Capture depths ranged from 12 to 35 m. it is a protogynous hermaphrodite, with obvious sexual dichromatism (Gomon and Lubbock 1980). It is also collected by Choat and Robertson in Ascension and St. Helena. It is seen at depths of around 20 m in St Helena (J.H. Choat pers. comm.).|
|Use and Trade:||This species is caught incidentally in local artisanal fisheries (Westneat in press).|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no known species specific conservation measures in place.|
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).
Westneat, M.W. In press. Labridae. In: K.E. Carpenter (ed.), FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic, FAO, Rome.
|Citation:||Russell, B. & Choat, H. 2010. Bodianus insularis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T187643A8588636. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-4.RLTS.T187643A8588636.en . Downloaded on 06 October 2015.|