Bodianus masudai


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Bodianus masudai
Species Authority: Araga & Yoshino, 1975
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.
Reviewer(s): Sadovy, Y. & Carpenter, K.E.
Little is known of the population and life history characteristics of this species. It is a moderately small species. It has a disjunct anti-tropical distribution in deeper waters in the western Pacific. There are no known major threats. It is therefore listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found from the Shizuoka and Wakayama Prefectures (Japan) to Taiwan, southward to New Caledonia and Norfolk Ridge. It has also been recorded in Palau (R. Myers pers. comm. 2008)
Japan; New Caledonia; Norfolk Island; Palau; Taiwan, Province of China
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – northwest; 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: A small species, to about 149 mm SL. Shallow ranging, specimens have been collected from rocky reefs at depths of 30–113 m, but the species may be more common at greater depths (Gomon 2006).
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Russell, B. 2010. Bodianus masudai. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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