Bathyplotes sulcatus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Bathyplotes sulcatus
Species Authority: Sluiter, 1901
Taxonomic Notes: This species is better known as Capheira sulcatus (Sluiter, 1901).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-05-18
Assessor(s): Hamel, J.-F.
Reviewer(s): Polidoro, B., Harwell, H., Carpenter, K.E. & Knapp, L.
This species is listed as Data Deficient because of the lack of information on it and because it is only known from a few, very disjunct records.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from several specimens, one from the Philippines (Lane et al. 2000), one from off the southwest coast of India (NMNH and OZCAM) and 17 from New Zealand and Australia (Victoria Museum Collection).
Australia; India; New Zealand; Philippines
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Indian Ocean – eastern; Indian Ocean – western; Pacific – southwest; Pacific – western central
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: There is no habitat or ecological information available for this species.
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Bibliography [top]

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

Lane, D.J.W., Marsh, L.M., VandenSpiegel, D. and Rowe, F.W.E. 2000. Echinoderm Fauna of the South China Sea: An Iventory and Analysis of Distribution Patterns. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 8: 459-493.

Citation: Hamel, J.-F. 2013. Bathyplotes sulcatus. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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