|Scientific Name:||Centropyge argi|
|Species Authority:||Woods & Kanazawa, 1951|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Pyle, R., Rocha, L.A. & Craig, M.T.|
|Reviewer/s:||Elfes, C., Polidoro, B., Livingstone, S. & Carpenter, K.E.|
Although this species is collected for the aquarium trade it is not believed to have a significant impact on the population, the species is widely distributed and generally common throughout its range, therefore it is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This species ranges from Bermuda, to Florida (USA), the Bahamas, and the southern Gulf of Mexico to northern South America. Found at depths of 5-80 m.|
Native:Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Brazil; Cayman Islands; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; French Guiana; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; Netherlands Antilles; Nicaragua; Panama; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands; United States; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of; Virgin Islands, British; Virgin Islands, U.S.
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Atlantic – western central; Pacific – western central
|Range Map:||Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.|
|Population:||This species is not common.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Associated with reef and rocky regions in warm waters. Prefers depths of 30 m or more, but can be found in moderate numbers in much shallower waters. Moderately secretive and territorial, but inquisitive. Feeds on algae and small benthic invertebrates (Burgess 2002).|
There appear to be no major threats to this species. Collection is relatively limited and is not considered to be impacting the global population.
There appear to be no species-specific conservation measures in place. This species is believed to be present within a number of marine protected areas.
|Citation:||Pyle, R., Rocha, L.A. & Craig, M.T. 2010. Centropyge argi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 12 December 2013.|
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