|Scientific Name:||Cephalopholis nigri|
|Species Authority:||(Günther, 1859)|
Epinephelus nigri (Günther, 1859)
Petrometopon nigri (Günther, 1859)
Serranus lineo-ocellatus Guichenot, 1861
Serranus nigri Günther, 1859
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Rocha, L., Ferreira, B., Choat, J.H., Craig, M.T., Sadovy, Y. & Bertoncini, A.A.|
|Reviewer(s):||Sadovy, Y. & Moss, K. (Grouper and Wrasse Red List Authority)|
Cephalopholis nigri is listed as Least Concern as it is a relatively widespread and common species not currently known to be in decline. However, there is very little information about its biology or ecology, more data is needed.
Cephalopholis nigri is an eastern Atlantic species ranging from Senegal to Angola, including the Canary Islands (Spain), and islands of the Gulf of Guinea (Heemstra and Randall 1993).
Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Spain (Canary Islands), and Togo.
Native:Angola (Angola); Benin; Cameroon; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Nigeria; Sao Tomé and Principe; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Atlantic – eastern central; Atlantic – southeast
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Cephalopholis nigri is a relatively common species, but is not very abundant through its range.
In a recent underwater visual survey in São Tomé island (unpublished) average densities varied from 0.07 to 2.1 fish per 40 m² transect.
|Habitat and Ecology:||Cephalopholis nigri occurs in shallow tropical rocky reefs to a maximum depth of 100 m.|
|Major Threat(s):||Cephalopholis nigri is fished with spear and hook and line in São Tomé and Príncipe for subsistence but it is not currently considered a major threat. In the future, it may become a major threat.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no protected areas within the range of Cephalopholis nigri. Protection of this species' habitat is desirable.|
|Citation:||Rocha, L., Ferreira, B., Choat, J.H., Craig, M.T., Sadovy, Y. & Bertoncini, A.A. 2008. Cephalopholis nigri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 04 March 2015.|
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