Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Labridae

Scientific Name: Bodianus cylindriatus
Species Authority: (Tanaka, 1930)
Common Name(s):
English Cylindrical hogfish
Verreo cylindriatus Tanaka, 1930
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: 2008-03-12
Assessor(s): Russell, B.
Reviewer(s): Sadovy, Y. & Carpenter, K.E.
Little is known of population and life history characteristics. It is most likley much more widespread than this current records suggest. It is a deep water species and there are no major threats known. This species is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found in the Western Pacific from Tosa Bay, Kochi Prefecture, Japan, the Kanmu Seamount of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, and from the Coral Sea between Australia and New Caledonia (Gomon 2006). Distribution is likely more widespread but there are only a few records of this deep water species.
Countries occurrence:
Australia; Japan; New Caledonia; Taiwan, Province of China; United States
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – northwest; Pacific – western central
Lower depth limit (metres):370
Upper depth limit (metres):250
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Population [top]

Population:There is no population information available for this species. It is only known from a few records, but deeper water collecting would most likely extend the range.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species reaches a size of at least 142 mm SL. It occurs in deep water, specimens collected at depths of at least 250–370 m.

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no specific conservation measures in place for this species. Its distribution overlaps several marine protected areas within its range.

Classifications [top]

11. Marine Deep Benthic -> 11.1. Marine Deep Benthic - Continental Slope/Bathyl Zone (200-4,000m) -> 11.1.1. Hard Substrate
suitability: Suitable  

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Conservation sites identified:Yes, over entire range
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
1. Research -> 1.2. Population size, distribution & trends
1. Research -> 1.3. Life history & ecology

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).

Wood, L. 2007. MPA Global: A database of the world’s marine protected areas. Available at:

Citation: Russell, B. 2010. Bodianus cylindriatus. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T187583A8574560. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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