Bodianus insularis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Labridae

Scientific Name: Bodianus insularis Gomon & Lubbock, 1980
Common Name(s):
English Island hogfish, Parrotfish
French Pourceau des îles
Spanish Vieja isleña
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: 2008-04-12
Assessor(s): Russell, B. & Choat, H.
Reviewer(s): Sadovy, Y. & Carpenter, K.E.
This resticted range species (St. Paul Rocks, Ascension and St. Helena) is relatively common. Population and life history characteristics are unknown. This is a moderately large species. It is captured incidentally by fisheries, but it is not thought to be a major theat. This species is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in St. Paul Rocks, Ascension and St. Helena.
Countries occurrence:
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – southeast
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):35
Upper depth limit (metres):12
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Population [top]

Population:There is no population information available for this species. It is one of the more abundant wrasse species on Ascension and St. Helena (J.H. Choat pers. comm. 2008)
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A moderately large species, to about 300 mm TL (J.H. Choat pers. comm. 2008). Ecological data are available for the holotype and 10 paratypes taken during a collecting trip to Ascension Island by R. Lubbock. The specimens were collected near rocks on calcareous algal rubble, rocks on sand and in an area of scattered rubble on relatively fine coralline debris. Capture depths ranged from 12 to 35 m. it is a protogynous hermaphrodite, with obvious sexual dichromatism (Gomon and Lubbock 1980). It is also collected by Choat and Robertson in Ascension and St. Helena. It is seen at depths of around 20 m in St Helena (J.H. Choat pers. comm.).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is caught incidentally in local artisanal fisheries (Westneat in press).

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known species specific conservation measures in place.

Citation: Russell, B. & Choat, H. 2010. Bodianus insularis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T187643A8588636. . Downloaded on 14 August 2018.
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