Pomacanthus maculosus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Pomacanthidae

Scientific Name: Pomacanthus maculosus (Forsskål, 1775)
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Yellowbar Angelfish, Halfmoon Angelfish, Yellowband Angelfish, Yellow-blotch Angelfish, Yellowblotch Angelfish, Yellow-marked Angelfish
Chaetodon maculosus Forsskål, 1775
Holacanthus striatus Rüppell, 1836
Pomacanthodes striatus (Rüppell, 1836)
Pomacanthops filamentosus Smith, 1955
Pomacanthus striatus (Rüppell, 1836)

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 has been recorded from the Arabian Peninsula including the Red Sea (around Eilat [Israel] and Jeddah [Saudi Arabia]), the Gulf of Oman (common near Muscat) and the Persian Gulf (Allen 1980, G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006). It ranges as far south as Kenya on the East African coast (G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006). It has been recorded at depths of between 4-50 m.
Countries occurrence:
Bahrain; Djibouti; Egypt; Eritrea; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Kenya; Kuwait; Madagascar; Mozambique; Oman; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Somalia; Sudan; Tanzania, United Republic of; United Arab Emirates; Yemen
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Indian Ocean – western
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):50
Upper depth limit (metres):4
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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:Usually found in coral-rich areas, rocky areas, and protected silty bays with coral.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is occasionally collected for the aquarium trade (Endoh 2007). At Bahrain and Qatar large specimens have been recorded for sale in local fish markets (Allen 1980).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

There appear to be no major threats to this species. Collection for the aquarium trade and subsistence fisheries is localized and do 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 maculosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T165833A6144097. . Downloaded on 24 September 2018.
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