|Scientific Name:||Bodianus masudai|
|Species Authority:||Araga & Yoshino, 1975|
|Taxonomic Notes:||For taxonomic treatment see Gomon (2006).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Sadovy, Y. & Carpenter, K.E.|
Little is known of the population and life history characteristics of this species. It is a moderately small species. It has a disjunct anti-tropical distribution in deeper waters in the western Pacific. There are no known major threats. It is therefore listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This species is found from the Shizuoka and Wakayama Prefectures (Japan) to Taiwan, southward to New Caledonia and Norfolk Ridge. It has also been recorded in Palau (R. Myers pers. comm. 2008)|
Native:Japan; New Caledonia; Norfolk Island; Palau; Taiwan, Province of China
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Pacific – northwest; Pacific – southwest; Pacific – western central
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|Population:||There is no population information available for this species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||A small species, to about 149 mm SL. Shallow ranging, specimens have been collected from rocky reefs at depths of 30–113 m, but the species may be more common at greater depths (Gomon 2006).|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats to 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).
Masuda, H., Araga, C. and Yoshino, T. 1975. Coastal fishes of southern Japan. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan.
|Citation:||Russell, B. 2010. Bodianus masudai. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 January 2015.|
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