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Pomacanthus navarchus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES POMACANTHIDAE

Scientific Name: Pomacanthus navarchus
Species Authority: (Cuvier, 1831)
Common Name/s:
English Bluegirdled Angelfish, Blue Girdled Angelfish, Blue Girdled Angel, Blue-girdled Angelfish, Majestic Angelfish, Young Blue Girdled Angel
Synonym/s:
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.
Justification:
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:
Native:
Australia; Indonesia; Malaysia; Micronesia, Federated States of ; New Caledonia; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Solomon Islands; Viet Nam
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Indian Ocean – eastern; Pacific – northwest; Pacific – western central
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Population [top]

Population: It is generally common with stable populations.
Population Trend: Stable

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).
Systems: Marine

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. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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