Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Labridae

Scientific Name: Bodianus izuensis
Species Authority: Araga & Yoshino, 1975
Taxonomic Notes: For taxonomic treatment see Gomon (2006).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-04-12
Assessor(s): Russell, B.
Reviewer(s): Liu, M. & Carpenter, K.E.
This species has a disjunct anti-tropical distribution. Although it is a small species of no fisheries significance, there is little information known about the population status, or the impact of potential threats. It is therefore listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found from Japan (Masuda et al. 1984) to Taiwan (Shao 1997), New Caledonia and New South Wales (Australia) (Yearsley et al. 1997). It has also been recorded in Palau (Bishop Museum 1999) and Papua New Guinea (Allen et al. 2003).
Countries occurrence:
Australia; Japan; New Caledonia; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Taiwan, Province of China
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – northwest; Pacific – southwest; Pacific – western central
Lower depth limit (metres):35
Upper depth limit (metres):20
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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:A small species, to about 92 mm SL. Shallow ranging, it occurs at depths of about 30-35 m on rocky reefs (Masuda et al. 1975). It has also been recorded at depths of 20 m.

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Classifications [top]

9. Marine Neritic -> 9.2. Marine Neritic - Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs
suitability: Suitable  
9. Marine Neritic -> 9.7. Marine Neritic - Macroalgal/Kelp
suitability: Suitable  
9. Marine Neritic -> 9.9. Marine Neritic - Seagrass (Submerged)
suitability: Suitable  

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]

Allen, G.R., Kinch, J.P., McKenna, S.A. and Seeto, P. 2003. A Rapid Marine Assessment of Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea-Survey II (2000). RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 29. Conservation International, Washington, D.C.

Bernice P. Bishop Museum. 1999. Bodianus izuensis. Available at:

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).

Masuda, H., Araga, C. and Yoshino, T. 1975. Coastal fishes of southern Japan. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan.

Shao, K.T. 1997. A checklist of fishes recorded in Taiwan and their distribution around Taiwan.

Citation: Russell, B. 2010. Bodianus izuensis. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T187721A8612172. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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