Pomacanthus navarchus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Pomacanthidae

Scientific Name: Pomacanthus navarchus (Cuvier, 1831)
Common Name(s):
English Bluegirdled Angelfish, Blue Girdled Angel, Blue-girdled Angelfish, Blue Girdled Angelfish, Majestic Angelfish, Young Blue Girdled Angel
Euxiphipops navarchus (Cuvier, 1831)
Holacanthus navarchus Cuvier, 1831
Pomacanthodes navarchus (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.
Listed as Least Concern as this is a widely distributed and common species, with apparently stable populations and no major threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found throughout the Indo-Australian Archipelago and western edge of Micronesia, including Rowley Shoals (off Western Australia), New Guinea (Indonesia and Papua New Guinea), the Solomon Islands, northwards to the Philippines Islands, Palau and Yap Island (Federated States of Micronesia) (Pyle 2001, G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006). It is found at depths of 3-40 m.
Countries occurrence:
Australia; Indonesia; Malaysia; Micronesia, Federated States of ; New Caledonia; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Solomon Islands; Viet Nam
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Indian Ocean – eastern; Pacific – northwest; Pacific – western central
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):40
Upper depth limit (metres):3
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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 species is associated with areas of rich coral growth in lagoons, channels and on outer reef slopes. The juveniles are mostly in shallow protected reef areas. Usually solitary or in pairs. The diet is comprised mostly of sponges and tunicates (Pyle 2001).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: It is common in the aquarium trade (Pyle 2001). Exports to the USA and Europe usually originate from the Philippines (Steene 1978).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

There are no species-specific conservation measures. It occurs within several marine protected areas throughout its wide range.

Citation: Pyle, R., Rocha, L.A. & Craig, M.T. 2010. Pomacanthus navarchus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T165867A6152605. . Downloaded on 25 June 2018.
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