Macaca fuscata ssp. yakui


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Macaca fuscata ssp. yakui
Species Authority: Kuroda, 1941
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Yakushima Macaque

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Watanabe, K.
Reviewer(s): Mittermeier, R.A. & Rylands, A.B. (Primate Red List Authority)
Although the distribution area of this subspecies is small (Yaku Island, 505 km²), a survey conducted in 1991 and 1992 (Yoshihiro et al. 1998) estimated 131 troops containing 2,000-3,850 individuals in a coastal area of 12.7 km², and the total population size is considered to be large. Major threatening factors are decrease of deciduous evergreen forests (their main habitat) and increase of coniferous plantations, and annual control kill of over 500 individuals to prevent agricultural crop damage, however, no indication of population decline has been observed at present.
2000 Endangered
1996 Not Evaluated

Geographic Range [top]

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Population [top]

Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Watanabe, K. 2008. Macaca fuscata ssp. yakui. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 27 August 2015.
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