Halichoeres binotopsis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Labridae

Scientific Name: Halichoeres binotopsis (Bleeker, 1849)
Common Name(s):
English Banded Rainbow Fish, Saowisata Wrasse
Julis binotopsis (Bleeker, 1849)
Taxonomic Notes:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-02-04
Assessor(s): Allen, G.R., Choat, J.H. & Sadovy, Y.J.
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.
Halichoeres binotopsis has been assessed as Least Concern. This species is a small, shallow water wrasse with wide geographical distribution. It is reported to be common within its range, and there are no known current threats impacting the population.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Halichoeres binotopsis occurs in the western Pacific from Singapore to the Philippines, including Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Countries occurrence:
Indonesia (Bali, Lesser Sunda Is.); Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Singapore
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – western central
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):15
Upper depth limit (metres):1
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Population [top]

Population:Halichoeres binotopsis is common on some reefs of eastern Halmahera (G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2009).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Halichoeres binotopsis inhabits shallow coastal coral reef flats and channels, often in algal dominated shallow waters at a depth range of 1-15 m (Kuiter 2002).
Generation Length (years):2
Congregatory:Congregatory (and dispersive)

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Halichoeres binotopsis is exploited in the aquarium trade, but is not commonly traded.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats to Halichoeres binotopsis.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for Halichoeres binotopsis. However, this species distribution coincides with a number of marine protected areas.

Citation: Allen, G.R., Choat, J.H. & Sadovy, Y.J. 2010. Halichoeres binotopsis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T155238A4754575. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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