Bodianus busellatus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Bodianus busellatus
Species Authority: Gomon, 2006
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: 2009-03-25
Assessor(s): Russell, B.
Reviewer(s): Sadovy, Y. & Carpenter, K.E.
This species has a very restricted range and little is known about its population and life history characteristics. However, there are no major threats known. It is therefore listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species was taken only in Fatu Hiva and Nuku Hiva within the Marquesas Islands, and Henderson Island and Ducie Atoll in the Pitcairn Group. Although regions adjoining these islands have not been thoroughly sampled, it has not been encountered elsewhere in the Tuamotu Archipelago even though the area has been explored (Randall pers. comm. in Gomon 2006).
French Polynesia; Pitcairn
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – southwest
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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: This is a large species, to about 315 mm SL. It inhabits coral reefs in depths of 13-74 m.
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats to this species. It is possibly caught as bycatch.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

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).

Citation: Russell, B. 2010. Bodianus busellatus. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.
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