Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Labridae

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).
Countries occurrence:
French Polynesia; Pitcairn
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – southwest
Lower depth limit (metres):74
Upper depth limit (metres):13
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Population [top]

Population:There is no population information available for this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

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.

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.

Classifications [top]

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
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).

Citation: Russell, B. 2010. Bodianus busellatus. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T187420A8531265. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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