Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is restricted to the Hawaiian Islands from Kure Atoll, north of Midway to island of Hawaii and at Johnson Atoll (R. Myers pers. comm. 2008) to Maui in the south and Johnston Island (B. Russell pers. comm. 2008).
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Eastern Central Pacific: restricted to the Hawaiin Is. and Johnston I.
  • Parenti, P. and J.E. Randall 2011 Checklist of the species of the families Labridae and Scaridae: an update. Smithian Bull. 13:29-44. (Ref. 88079)
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Central Pacific: Johnston Atoll and Hawaiian Islands.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

32.8 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 75973))
  • Gomon, M.F. 2006 A revision of the labrid fish genus Bodianus with descriptions of eight new species. Rec. Aust. Mus. Suppl. 30:1-133. (Ref. 75973)
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Type Information

Type for Lepidaplois atrorubens
Catalog Number: USNM 87421
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Illustration
Collector(s): E. Jordan
Year Collected: 1924
Locality: Honolulu Mkt., Oahu, Hawaii, United States, Hawaiian Islands, Pacific
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Type for Lepidaplois strophodes
Catalog Number: USNM 50672
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Illustration
Collector(s): D. Jordan & B. Evermann
Locality: Honolulu, Hawaii, Oahu, Hawaii, United States, Hawaiian Islands, Pacific
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is common in rock and coral areas throughout those parts of the Hawaiian Islands that are not exploited by commercial aquarium fish collectors (Randall pers. comm.). It was collected at depths of 8-35 m. Strasburg et al. (1968) recorded individuals from submarine observations in 30-110 m off Oahu.

Juveniles are known to clean other fishes (R. Myers pers. comm).

Systems
  • Marine
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Environment

reef-associated; marine
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2010

Assessor/s
Russell, B. & Myers, R.

Reviewer/s
Liu, M. & Carpenter, K.E.

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Justification
Little is known of the population and life history characteristics of this species. It has restricted range (Hawaiian Islands). It occurs in both shallow and deep waters which possibly acts as a refuge. It is mostly common, except in areas frequented by aquarium fish collectors. It grows moderately large, juveniles sought for aquarium trade. There are no major threats. It is therefore listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
There is no population information for this species. It is a common species.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
Juveniles of this species are utilized as aquarium fish (B. Russell pers. comm. 2008). Large individuals are taken by spear fisherman and terminal males are uncommon in shallow waters of the main Hawiian Islands (Myers pers. comm., Randall 2007).
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Least Concern (LC)
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no specific conservation measures in place for this species. Its distribution overlaps several marine protected areas within its range.
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