|Scientific Name:||Bodianus macrognathos|
|Species Authority:||(Morris, 1974)|
Lepidaplois macrognathos Morris, 1974
|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.|
Little is known of the population and life history characteristics of this species. However, it is a large species that is widespread in the western Indian Ocean, and there are no known major threats. It is therefore listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This species occurs from the Gulf of Oman to Somalia and Kenya. It is also reliably reported from the coasts of Pakistan and western India (Manilo and Bogorodsky 2003).|
Native:India; Kenya; Oman; Pakistan; Somalia; Yemen
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Indian Ocean – western
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|Population:||There is no population information available for this species. In southern Oman it is relatively rare - one per 500 m2 (J.H. Choat pers. comm.2008).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||A large species, to about 595 mm SL. It is reef associated and lives in areas with rocky bottoms. Specimens have been taken at depths of 3-65 m (J.H. Choat pers. comm. 2008). Juveniles have been observed in three m (Mee pers. comm. in Gomon 2006). It is sometimes found in macro-algae habitats (J.H. Choat pers. comm. 2008).|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats known for this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no specific conservation measures in place for this species.|
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).
Manilo, L.G. and Bogorodsky, S.V. 2003. Taxonomic composition, diversity and distribution of coastal fishes of the Arabian Sea. Journal of Ichthyology 43(suppl.1): S75-S149.
|Citation:||Russell, B. & Choat, H. 2010. Bodianus macrognathos. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 July 2015.|
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