|Scientific Name:||Centropyge vrolikii|
|Species Authority:||(Bleeker, 1853)|
Centropyge vrolicki (Bleeker, 1853)
Centropyge vroliki (Bleeker, 1853)
Holacanthus vrolikii Bleeker, 1853
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Pyle, R., Myers, R. & Rocha, L.A.|
|Reviewer/s:||Elfes, C., Polidoro, B., Livingstone, S. & Carpenter, K.E.|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, large overall population, collection for the aquarium fish trade is not globally impacting the population, and there are no other potential major threats.
|Range Description:||This species is distributed in the Indo-west Pacific region from Christmas Island (Australia) in the west, throughout the Indo-Australian Archipelago, to Vanuatu and the Marshall Islands in the east, and from southern Japan and the island of Taiwan in the north to Lord Howe Island (Australia) in the south (Steene 1978, Pyle 2001, G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006). Recently recorded from Tonga (Randall et al. 2003). Ranges in depth between 1-25 m.(G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006).|
Native:Australia; Cambodia; Christmas Island; Guam; Indonesia; Japan; Kiribati; Malaysia; Marshall Islands; Micronesia, Federated States of ; Nauru; New Caledonia; Northern Mariana Islands; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Singapore; Solomon Islands; Taiwan, Province of China; Thailand; Tonga; Tuvalu; United States Minor Outlying Islands (Howland-Baker Is.); Vanuatu; Viet Nam
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Indian Ocean – eastern; Pacific – northwest; Pacific – southwest; Pacific – western central
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It is generally common with stable populations.
|Habitat and Ecology:||Coral rich areas of lagoons and seaward reefs, occasionally in surge channels. Most common in shallows (above 20 m), but also occurs below 25 m. Usually occurs in harem groups comprised of a single male and several females. Feeds mostly on filamentous algae (G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006).|
There appear to be no major threats to this species. Although it is regularly collected for the aquarium trade, harvest levels are not considered to be impacting the global population. There is no substantial habitat loss in the range of this species.
|Conservation Actions:||There appear to be no species-specific conservation measures in place. This species is present within many marine protected areas.|
|Citation:||Pyle, R., Myers, R. & Rocha, L.A. 2010. Centropyge vrolikii. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 07 December 2013.|
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