|Scientific Name:||Chrysiptera flavipinnis|
|Species Authority:||(Allen & Robertson, 1974)|
Abudefduf flavipinnis Allen & Robertson, 1974
Chrysiptera flavipinna (Allen & Robertson, 1974)
Glyphidodontops flavipinnis (Allen & Robertson, 1974)
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Collen, B., Richman, N., Beresford, A., Chenery, A. & Ram, M. (Sampled Red List Index Coordinating Team)|
|Reviewer/s:||Carpenter, K.E., Polidoro, B. & Livingstone, S.|
|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.|
Chrysiptera flavipinnis has been assessed as Least Concern. There are no known major threats for this species. It is likely to be undergoing declines due to harvesting and habitat degradation, however these threats are not known across its entire range. It is found on sites with dead coral, indicating it is not reliant on live coral directly. Monitoring of the harvest levels and population numbers is needed to ensure threats don't become more widespread.
|Range Description:||The Yellowfin Damselfish, Chrysiptera flavipinnis, is distributed from Samarai Island (southeast Papua New Guinea), the Solomon Islands and New Caledonia, south to Sydney, including the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.|
Native:Australia (New South Wales, Queensland); New Caledonia; Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Pacific – southwest; Pacific – western central
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|Population:||There is no population information available for Chrysiptera flavipinnis.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||The Yellowfin Damselfish inhabits rubble and dead coral outcrops situated in sandy areas at a depth range of 3-38 m. This species can be found individually or in small groups.|
|Major Threat(s):||The Yellowfin Damselfish is commercially harvested for the aquarium trade. This species may also be threatened by a number of other threats upon its habitat, such as destructive fishing practices, eutrophication, sedimentation, tourism, and coastal development. However these are localised threats only and this species is not dependent on live coral cover.|
There are no species-specific conservation measures for Yellowfin Damselfish, however the distribution of this species may fall within several designated marine protected areas (MPAs), including the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
Monitoring of the harvest levels and population numbers of this species is needed.
|Citation:||Collen, B., Richman, N., Beresford, A., Chenery, A. & Ram, M. (Sampled Red List Index Coordinating Team) 2010. Chrysiptera flavipinnis. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 May 2013.|
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