Prognathodes brasiliensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Chaetodontidae

Scientific Name: Prognathodes brasiliensis Burgess, 2001

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-10-05
Assessor(s): Rocha, L.A.
Reviewer(s): Elfes, C., Polidoro, B., Livingstone, S. & Carpenter, K.E.
This species is rarely found in the aquarium trade due to difficulties in capturing it from its deep water habitat. It seems to be common throughout its range. Listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This recently described southwest Atlantic species is known only from Brazil, from south of the Amazon River mouth to the State of Sao Paulo. It is found at depths between 20-75 m.
Countries occurrence:
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – southwest
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):75
Upper depth limit (metres):20
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Population [top]

Population:It seems to be common in deep reefs in southeastern Brazil (J.L. Gasparini pers. comm. 2009).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Animals are found solitary or in pairs, usually occurring in deep, rocky reefs. Feeds mainly on benthic invertebrates.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is rarely in the aquarium trade.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

There appear to be no species-specific conservation measures in place. This species is present within a number of marine protected areas along the Brazilian coast.

Citation: Rocha, L.A. 2010. Prognathodes brasiliensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T165613A6068352. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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