|Scientific Name:||Cephalopholis microprion|
|Species Authority:||Bleeker, 1852|
Cephalopholis microprion Bleeker, 852
Epinephelus microprion (Bleeker, 1852)
Serranus microprion Bleeker, 1852
|Taxonomic Notes:||In Australia, confused with C. boenak, which lacks small spots on the head (Hoese et al. 2006).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Heemstra, P.C., Russell, B., Pollard, D., Yeeting, B., Kulbicki, M. & Fennessy, S.|
|Reviewer(s):||Sadovy, Y. & Moss, K. (Grouper and Wrasse Red List Authority)|
Cephalopholis microprion is listed as Least Concern since it is very common in large, well-managed marine protected area (Great Barrier Reef Marine Park) (Pears 2005) and is not a target of commercial fisheries.
Cephalopholis microprion is a western Pacific species distributed from the Gulf of Thailand to New Caledonia, north to Luzon (Philippines), and south to the Great Barrier Reef (Australia). Its range includes Indonesia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Great Barrier Reef, Solomon Islands, Palau and New Caledonia.
Western Pacific: Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Viet Nam, Philippines, northeastern Australia (south to Lord Howe Island), Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.
Native:Australia; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; Indonesia; Malaysia; New Caledonia; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Singapore; Solomon Islands; Thailand; Vanuatu; Viet Nam
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Pacific – western central
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|Population:||There is no information on the population status of Cephalopholis microprion. Common on the Great Barrier Reef (Pears 2005).|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Cephalopholis microprion is a shallow, reef-associated species, usually on silty reefs. It is found on mid-shelf lagoons and back reef areas on northern and central Great Barrier Reef (Newman et al. 1997, Pears 2005). Secretive in corals to about 30 m depth. Juveniles under corals with rubble substrate.|
|Major Threat(s):||The primary threat to Cephalopholis microprion is overfishing; probably taken incidentally in reef fisheries.|
|Conservation Actions:||Nothing specific for Cephalopholis microprion, but it occurs within marine protected areas in some parts of its range.|
|Citation:||Heemstra, P.C., Russell, B., Pollard, D., Yeeting, B., Kulbicki, M. & Fennessy, S. 2008. Cephalopholis microprion. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T132789A3452115. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T132789A3452115.en . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.|
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