|Scientific Name:||Cephalopholis aitha|
|Species Authority:||Randall & Heemstra, 1991|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Liu, M. & Heemstra, P.C.|
|Reviewer(s):||Sadovy, Y. & Moss, K. (Grouper and Wrasse Red List Authority)|
There is virtually no information on which to evaluate Cephalopholis aitha. The species is of little interest as a food fish and therefore potentially of Least Concern because of its small size.
|Range Description:||Cephalopholis aitha is a western Pacific species found in the Philippines, Indonesia (Sulawesi and Flores, but not recorded in the Raja Ampat Islands), and northern Papua New Guinea.|
Native:Australia; Indonesia; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Pacific – western central
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|Population:||The population status of Cephalopholis aitha is unknown. It is a small, poorly known species with a restricted (known) distribution.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||
Cephalopholis aitha is a reef-associated species that inhabits protected or silty reef areas.
A mature female of 14 cm has been recorded (Randall and Heemstra 1991).
|Major Threat(s):||Cephalopholis aitha is probably not targeted by fisheries because of its small size and is unlikely to occur as by-catch.|
|Conservation Actions:||Cephalopholis aitha is likely to occur in marine protected areas within its range, but no specific measures are known for this species.|
|Citation:||Liu, M. & Heemstra, P.C. 2008. Cephalopholis aitha. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 06 March 2015.|
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