|Scientific Name:||Iniistius griffithsi|
|Species Authority:||Randall, 2007|
|Taxonomic Notes:||There is some taxonomic confusion between the species under Xyrichtys and Iniistius. The genus Iniistius has been considered a synonym of Xyrichtys by some authors but it is now recognized as a separate genus, distinct from Xyrichtys (Randall and Earle 2002, Randall et al. 2002). Seventeen species are included in Iniistius and they are: I. aneitensis, I. auropunctatus, I. baldwini, I. bimaculatus, I. cyanifrons, I. dea, I. evides, I. griffithsi, I. jacksoniensis, I. melanopus, I. pavo, I. pentadactylus, I. spilonotus, I. trivittatus, I. twistii, I. umbrilatus, and I. verrens.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Craig, M.T. & Carpenter, K.E.|
This species is only known from a few specimens and sight records but appears to be widely distributed in the Indian Ocean. It is caught by artisanal fishermen but is not specifically targeted and there are no other known threats. It is therefore listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This species is found from Mauritius to Madagascar and Christmas Island, Australia.|
Native:Christmas Island; Madagascar; Mauritius
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:|
Indian Ocean – western; Indian Ocean – eastern
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|Population:||There is no population information available for this species. There are very few specimens of this species.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This is a small species and is found in depths from 8-120 m (Randall 2007).|
|Use and Trade:||This species is a highly esteemed food fish, usually consumed by fishermen themselves (Randall 2007).|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats known for this species, although it is caught in artisanal fisheries as bycatch.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for this species. However, its distribution overlaps several marine protected areas within its range (Wood 2007).|
IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.4). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 27 October 2010).
Randall, J.E. 2007. Iniistius griffithsi, a new razorfish (Perciformes: Labridae) from Mauritius. Smithiana Bulletin 7: 9-13.
Wood, L.J. 2007. MPA Global: A database of the world’s marine protected areas. Available at: www.mpaglobal.org.
|Citation:||Russell, B. 2010. Iniistius griffithsi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T187657A8592923.Downloaded on 17 August 2017.|