Actinopyga palauensis   Panning, 1944

Panning's blackfish
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Holothuroidea | Aspidochirotida | Holothuriidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 25 m (Ref. 122), usually 5 - 15 m (Ref. 104244).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Pacific Ocean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 122); common length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 122); max. published weight: 500.00 g (Ref. 122); max. reported age: 6 years (Ref. 104241)

Short description Morphology

Body-wall thickness: 0.6 cm (Ref. 122). Color: blackish-brown (appearing black at depth) over entire body, dorsal surface textured, anus terminal, papillae sparse and short, anal teeth nodulous or serrated (Ref. 104244).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A poorly known species. Collected by divers for artisanal fisheries, but not intensively so, as it is found in lower densities and has a deeper distribution than other "blackfish" species. Processed product is not distinguished from those of other Actinopyga species; moderate commercial value. Occurs in moderately shallow water; never found on reef flats, but on flagstones of reef slopes (Ref. 122), particularly on sand on fore reef slopes (Ref. 85218). On coarse sand with coral rubble. Also found on semi-sheltered bay reefs with boulders and coral rubble; seldom on lagoon reefs or inshore reefs (Ref. 92930). Populations reach medium densities up to 0.1 per square meter. A poorly known species (Ref. 122).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Conand, C. 1998. (Ref. 122)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 18 May 2010

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.6 - 29.3, mean 28.3 (based on 1648 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown