Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Restricted to deep waters, observed from submersible at 185-190 m at various substrates (Ref. 75973). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
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Distribution

Range Description

This species is found in the Hawaiian Islands.
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Hawaiian Islands.
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Central Pacific: Hawaii.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

45.6 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 75973))
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Type Information

Paratype for Bodianus bathycapros Gomon
Catalog Number: USNM 51199
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Unknown
Collector(s): United States Fish Commission (USFC)
Year Collected: 1901
Locality: Hawaii, United States, Hawaiian Islands, Pacific
  • Paratype: Gomon, M. F. 21 Jun 2006. Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement. 30: 39, Figs. 22, 23.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This is a large species, reaches about 456 mm SL. It is restricted to deep waters (165-256 m) of the Hawaiian Islands. Chave and Mundy (1994) observed this species from a submersible at depths of 185-190 m over various substrates.

Systems
  • Marine
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Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 165 - 256 m (Ref. 75973)
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
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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.

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

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Justification
Little is known of the population and life history characteristics of the species. It is a deepwater species known only from the Hawaiian islands (Gomon 2006). It is most likely protected due to its deep water habitat. This species is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
There is no population information available for this species.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no major threats known for this species.
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Least Concern (LC)
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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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