|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Pyle, R., Myers, R. & Craig, M.T.
||Elfes, C., Polidoro, B., Livingstone, S. & Carpenter, K.E.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large overall population, there is relatively limited collection for the aquarium fish trade, no substantial habitat loss, and in general no apparent major threats.
|Range Description:||This species has been recorded from numerous island groups throughout western and central Oceania. Records include Palau; the Caroline Islands (Federated States of Micronesia and Palau); Guam (USA); Republic of the Marshall Islands; the Gilbert Islands (Kiribati); Fiji; Tonga (Randall et al. 2003); the Cook Islands; and the Society Islands (French Polynesia). Vagrants have been recorded from the Hawaiian Islands and Johnston Atoll (Allen 1980, Pyle 2001, G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006). It is usually found between 20-90 m.|
American Samoa (American Samoa); Cook Islands; Fiji; French Polynesia (Society Is.); Guam; Kiribati (Gilbert Is.); Marshall Islands; Micronesia, Federated States of ; Nauru; Niue; Northern Mariana Islands; Palau; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Tokelau; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu; Wallis and Futuna
United States (Hawaiian Is.); United States Minor Outlying Islands (Johnston I., Wake Is. - Native)
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:|
Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – western central
|♦ Lower depth limit (metres):||90|
|♦ Upper depth limit (metres):||20|
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