Amphigymnas bahamensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Echinodermata Holothuroidea Aspidochirotida Synallactidae

Scientific Name: Amphigymnas bahamensis
Species Authority: Deichmann, 1930
Taxonomic Source(s): Deichmann, E. 1930. The holothurians of the western part of the Atlantic Ocean. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard 71: 41-226.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2012-10-17
Assessor(s): Solis-Marin, F.
Reviewer(s): Knapp, L. & Polidoro, B.
There are no known threats currently occurring to this species or its habitat. It inhabits a fairly wide range of the Gulf of Mexico in deep-water which likely protects it from anthropogenic threats. Therefore this species is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found in Bahamas, Florida, Cuba, and Colombia, Gulf of Mexico (Borrero-Perez et al. 2005, Pawson et al. 2009).
Countries occurrence:
Bahamas; Colombia; Cuba; United States (Florida)
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Lower depth limit (metres): 680
Upper depth limit (metres): 180
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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: This species inhabits muddy areas (Pawson et al. 2009).
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.

Classifications [top]

11. Marine Deep Benthic -> 11.1. Marine Deep Benthic - Continental Slope/Bathyl Zone (200-4,000m) -> 11.1.2. Soft Substrate
suitability: Suitable  

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Bibliography [top]

Borrero-Perez, G.H., Benavides-Serrato, M., Solano, O.D., Navas, G.R. 2005. Holothuroideos (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) recolectados en el talud continental superior del Caribe colombiano. Boletín del Instituto Oceanográfico, Universidad de Oriente, Venezuela 42: 65-85.

Eckelbarger, K.J. 1994. Ultrastructural Features of Gonads and Gametes in Deep-Sea Invertebrates. Reproduction, Larval Biology, and Recruitment of the Deep-Sea Benthos, pp. 339. Columbia University Press, New York.

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

Pawson, D.L., Vance, D.J., Messing, C.G., Solis-Marin, F.A. and Mah, C.L. 2009. Gulf of Mexico-Origins, Waters, and Biota Biodiversity.: 1177-1204.

Citation: Solis-Marin, F. 2013. Amphigymnas bahamensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T19712646A19746737. . Downloaded on 02 December 2015.
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