Pomacanthus chrysurus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Pomacanthidae

Scientific Name: Pomacanthus chrysurus (Cuvier, 1831)
Common Name(s):
English Goldtail Angelfish, Ear-spot Angelfish, Earspot Angelfish
Holacanthus chrysurus Cuvier, 1831
Pomacanthodes chrysurus (Cuvier, 1831)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-10-08
Assessor(s): Pyle, R., Rocha, L.A. & Craig, M.T.
Reviewer(s): Elfes, C., Polidoro, B., Livingstone, S. & Carpenter, K.E.
A common species with a relatively wide range and no apparent major threats. It is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in the western Indian Ocean, where it ranges from the Gulf of Aden in the north to Kwa-Zulu Natal (South Africa) in the south, with populations also recorded from the Seychelles, Comoros Islands and Madagascar (Allen 1980, G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006). It is usually recorded between between 1-30 m in depth.
Countries occurrence:
Comoros; Djibouti; French Southern Territories (Mozambique Channel Is.); Kenya; Madagascar; Mayotte; Mozambique; Seychelles; Somalia; South Africa; Tanzania, United Republic of; Yemen
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Indian Ocean – western
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):30
Upper depth limit (metres):1
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Population [top]

Population:It is generally common with stable populations.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This relatively little-known species has been recorded from shallow reefs, often with rich coral growth and rocky reefs.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is occasionally collected for the aquarium trade. Animals are mostly exported from Kenya, and are not often available (Endoh 2007).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

There appear to be no major threats to this species. Collection for the aquarium trade is localized and does not seem to affect the global population.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

There are no species-specific conservation measures in place. Present within several marine protected areas throughout its range.

Citation: Pyle, R., Rocha, L.A. & Craig, M.T. 2010. Pomacanthus chrysurus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T165831A6143660. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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