|Scientific Name:||Centropyge multicolor|
|Species Authority:||Randall & Wass, 1974|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Pyle, R., Myers, R. & Craig, M.T.|
|Reviewer(s):||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.|
Native: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
Vagrant:United States (Hawaiian Is.); United States Minor Outlying Islands (Johnston I., Wake Is. - Native)
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – western central
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It is generally common with stable populations, for example it is common around the island of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia.
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species can be found at steep outer reef slopes and drop-offs in deep water, usually among coral rubble or under ledges, between areas of rich coral growth (Pyle 2001, G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006). It typically forms harems of three to seven individuals.|
|Use and Trade:||This species has occasionally been exported through the aquarium trade.|
There is no substantial habitat loss in the range of this species, it is only occasionally collected for the marine aquarium fish trade, and there appear to be no major threats overall.
There appear to be no species-specific conservation measures in place. It is present in a few marine protected areas.
|Citation:||Pyle, R., Myers, R. & Craig, M.T. 2010. Centropyge multicolor. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 September 2014.|
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