Bodianus masudai 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Labridae

Scientific Name: Bodianus masudai
Species Authority: Araga & Yoshino, 1975
Taxonomic Notes: For taxonomic treatment see Gomon (2006).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-04-12
Assessor(s): Russell, B.
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.

Geographic Range [top]

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)
Countries occurrence:
Japan; New Caledonia; Norfolk Island; Palau; Taiwan, Province of China
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – northwest; Pacific – southwest; Pacific – western central
Lower depth limit (metres):113
Upper depth limit (metres):30
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Population [top]

Population:There is no population information available for this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Classifications [top]

9. Marine Neritic -> 9.2. Marine Neritic - Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs
suitability: Suitable  

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
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Bibliography [top]

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).

Masuda, H., Araga, C. and Yoshino, T. 1975. Coastal fishes of southern Japan. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan.

Citation: Russell, B. 2010. Bodianus masudai. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T187697A8604624. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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