Helcogramma cerasina 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Tripterygiidae

Scientific Name: Helcogramma cerasina Williams & Howe, 2003
Taxonomic Source(s): Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.). 2014. Catalog of Fishes. Updated 27 August 2014. Available at: (Accessed: 27 August 2014).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2010-05-03
Assessor(s): Williams, J.
Reviewer(s): Buchanan, J., Polidoro, B., Carpenter, K.E. & Raynal, M.

Helcogramma cerasina is endemic to Fiji and Tonga. While there is no population data available, it is considered to be fairly common. There are no known threats, and it occurs in relatively undeveloped and inaccessible areas. Therefore, H. cerasina is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Helcogramma cerasina is only known from Tonga and the Vatoa Islands in southern Fiji.
Countries occurrence:
Fiji; Tonga
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – western central; Pacific – eastern central
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):12
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Population [top]


Helcogramma cerasina is fairly common (Williams pers. comm. 2010). There is no population information available for H. cerasina.

Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Helcogramma cerasina is found in rocky shores and rocky reef with sparse coral growth to depths of 12 m.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is not known to occur in any marine protected areas. However, it is found in relatively undeveloped and inaccessible areas.

Citation: Williams, J. 2014. Helcogramma cerasina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T179060A1564937. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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