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Actinopyga serratidens

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ECHINODERMATA HOLOTHUROIDEA ASPIDOCHIROTIDA HOLOTHURIIDAE

Scientific Name: Actinopyga serratidens
Species Authority: Pearson, 1903
Taxonomic Notes: This species has three subspecies which are: A. serratidens agassizii, A. serratidens serratidens, and A. serratidens bannwarthi (Samyn et al. 2006).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-05-19
Assessor(s): Hamel, J.-F.
Reviewer(s): Polidoro, B., Harwell, H., Carpenter, K.E. & Knapp, L.
Justification:

This species appears to be relatively widespread, but it is only known from a few specimens. Given its very shallow water habitat, it may be susceptible to a number of anthropogenic threats.  There is very little known on this species distribution, population status, habitat, ecology, or impact of any potential major threats. It is listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found in east Africa (Madagascar) and the Red Sea (Jordan), as well as Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Australia.
Countries:
Native:
Australia; Madagascar; Philippines; Sri Lanka
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Indian Ocean – eastern; Indian Ocean – western; Pacific – western central
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information available on the population of this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in coastal environments and has been taken from tidal pools.  In New Caledonia it is found in association with the Cyclopoid Copepod, Scambicornus calcaratus (Humes 1975).
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is not known if there are any threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation measures in place for this species. However, its distribution directly overlaps with several marine protected areas. More research is needed on the biological and ecological information of this species as well as its population levels throughout its distribution.

Citation: Hamel, J.-F. 2013. Actinopyga serratidens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 July 2014.
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