|Scientific Name:||Cirrhilabrus rhomboidalis|
|Species Authority:||Randall, 1988|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Pollard, D., Rocha, L., Sadovy, Y.J. & Yeeting, B.|
|Reviewer(s):||Collen, B., Richman, N., Beresford, A., Chenery, A. & Ram, M.|
|Contributor(s):||De Silva, R., Milligan, H., Lutz, M., Batchelor, A., Jopling, B., Kemp, K., Lewis, S., Lintott, P., Sears, J., Wilson, P., Smith, J. & Livingston, F.|
Cirrhilabrus rhomboidalis has been assessed as Data Deficient. This species has a restricted range, is targeted for the aquarium trade and has a high value. There is no known effective marine protected areas within its range. More information is needed to determine the effect of collection for the aquarium trade on this species population before a more accurate assessment of conservation status can be made.
|Range Description:||Cirrhilabrus rhomboidalis is found in the Caroline Islands, and the Marshall Islands (Myers 1999). Vagrants have been recorded in Palau and Saipan.|
Native:Marshall Islands; Micronesia, Federated States of
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Pacific – western central
|Lower depth limit (metres):||50|
|Upper depth limit (metres):||35|
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|Population:||This species is considered common in the Marshall Islands.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Cirrhilabrus rhomboidalis inhabits sand and rubble patches of steep seaward reefs at depths of 35 to 50 m (Allen 2003). This is a secretive species.|
|Congregatory:||Congregatory (and dispersive)|
|Use and Trade:||Cirrhilabrus rhomboidalis is collected for the aquarium trade, but is not commonly traded. It is sold for up to US$ 400.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no known major threats to Cirrhilabrus rhomboidalis, although it is exploited in the aquarium trade.|
There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for Cirrhilabrus rhomboidalis. There are no known effective marine protected areas within this species range.
Monitoring of the harvest levels of this species is needed to ensure that demand for the aquarium trade does not threaten the population in the future.
|Citation:||Pollard, D., Rocha, L., Sadovy, Y.J. & Yeeting, B. 2010. Cirrhilabrus rhomboidalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T154868A4655027. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.|
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