Bathyplotes golden-hindi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ECHINODERMATA HOLOTHUROIDEA ASPIDOCHIROTIDA SYNALLACTIDAE

Scientific Name: Bathyplotes golden-hindi
Species Authority: Mitsukuri, 1912

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2012-10-17
Assessor(s): Solis-Marin, F.
Reviewer(s): Knapp, L. & Polidoro, B.
Justification:
This species inhabits deep benthic environments in Japanese waters. One study showed a relatively stable population of this species, but a lack of knowledge exists beyond that. The deep waters it inhabits probably protect it from anthropogenic activity. Therefore this species is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found off the coast of Japan (Mitsukuri 1912, Gutt and Klages 1991).
Countries:
Native:
Japan
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
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Population [top]

Population: An underwater photography survey of coastal Japanese waters between 295-539 m depth in 1983 had a maximum population of 30 ind*1000m-2 for this species (Gutt and Klages 1991). There is no other information available on the population of this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits deep-water benthic environments (Mitsukuri 1912, Gutt and Klages 1991). No other information is available on the habitat or ecology of this species.
Systems: Marine

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: No information available.

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation measures in place for this species. More research is needed on the population status, habitat, ecology, major threats, and conservation measures for this species.

Bibliography [top]

Gutt, J. and Klages, M. 1991. In situ observations on the genus Bathyplotes (Holothuroidea, Echinodermata) in Antarctica and its relevance to taxonomy. Zoologica Scripta 20(3): 301–306.

IUCN. 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2013.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 12 June 2013).

Mitsukuri, K. 1912. Studies on the actinopodous Holothurioidea. Journal of Colloid Science 29(2): 1-284.


Citation: Solis-Marin, F. 2013. Bathyplotes golden-hindi. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 September 2014.
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