Actinopyga varians 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Echinodermata Holothuroidea Aspidochirotida Holothuriidae

Scientific Name: Actinopyga varians
Species Authority: (Selenka, 1867)
Muelleria varians Selenka, 1867

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2012-10-17
Assessor(s): Samyn, Y.
Reviewer(s): Knapp, L. & Polidoro, B.
This species is only known from the type specimen collected over 100 years prior to assessment. There is little to no information available on its population status, habitat, ecology, major threats, or conservation measures occurring to this species. More research is needed in all of these areas. Therefore this species is listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found in Viti Levu, Fiji, as well as Society Islands, French Polynesia (Selenka 1867).
Countries occurrence:
Fiji; French Polynesia (Society Is.)
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: There is no information available on the habitat or ecology of this species.
Systems: Marine

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not utilized.

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures currently in place for this species. More research is needed on the population status, habitat, ecology, major threats, and conservation measures for this species.

Classifications [top]

0. Root -> 18. Unknown

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
1. Research -> 1.2. Population size, distribution & trends
1. Research -> 1.3. Life history & ecology
1. Research -> 1.5. Threats
1. Research -> 1.6. Actions

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2013.1). Available at: (Accessed: 12 June 2013).

Selenka, E. 1867. Beiträe zur Anatomie und Systematik der Holothurien. Zeitschrift für Wissenschaftlichen Zoologie 17: 291–274.

Citation: Samyn, Y. 2013. Actinopyga varians. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T19708732A19746930. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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