Bodianus flavipinnis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Bodianus flavipinnis
Species Authority: Gomon, 2001
Taxonomic Notes: For taxonomic treatment see Gomon (2006).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-04-12
Assessor(s): Russell, B.
Reviewer(s): Liu, M. & Carpenter, K.E.
There is little known about the population of this species. It has a fairly restricted distribution (southwest Pacific). It inhabits deeper waters and is caught in trawl fisheries and marketed. The effects of trawling to the population of this species is unknown. It is listed as Data Deficent. Further work is required to assesss the effects of trawling on the population.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in warm temperate waters of eastern Australia from southeastern Queensland to southeastern Tasmania and New Zealand around the North Island and the northern tip of the South Island at about 150 m. It has also been sighted by divers at the Poor Knights Islands in depths below 30 m (Doak 1972). It is collected to depths of 150 m (Gomon 2006).
Australia; New Zealand
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Indian Ocean – eastern; Pacific – southwest; 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: A large species, reaches about 368 mm SL. It has been collected at depths of 30-150 m. Francis (1988) indicated that it is found in caves and archways on reefs.
Systems: Marine

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is caught in trawl fisheries. It is present in the southeastern Australian trawl fishery and appears in Sydney markets.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is caught in trawl fisheries.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Bibliography [top]

Doak, W. 1972. Fishes of the New Zealand Region. Hodder and Stoughton,Ltd., Auckland.

Francis, M.P. 1988. Coastal fishes of New Zealand, a diver's identification guide. Heinemann Reed, Birkenhead, Auckland.

Gomon, M.F. 2001. Descriptions of two new species of Bodianus (Perciformes: Labridae) from Australasian waters. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 28: 407-416.

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: (Accessed: 27 October 2010).

Citation: Russell, B. 2010. Bodianus flavipinnis. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 05 September 2015.
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