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Cirrhilabrus brunneus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES LABRIDAE

Scientific Name: Cirrhilabrus brunneus
Species Authority: Allen, 2006
Taxonomic Notes: This species is closely related to C. lunatus and females look almost identical.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-03-25
Assessor(s): Rocha, L.
Reviewer(s): Craig, M.T. & Carpenter, K.E.
Justification:
This species is only known from the holotype from Kalimantan, Indonesia, however additional specimens may exist in the aquarium trade. More research is needed on this species distribution, depth range, habitat and ecology, and potential collection for the aquarium trade. It is listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found in Indonesia (Kalimantan and the Mentawai Islands), and is only known from a few specimens.
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Pacific – western central
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Population [top]

Population: Currently, population size or trends have not been assessed. This is a recently described species. This species is not present in FAO global production estimates.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is not well-known. It likely inhabits rubble flats above steep dropoffs (R. Myers pers. comm. 2008), in water deeper than 40 m.
Systems: Marine

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is possibly collected for the aquarium trade.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats to this species, although it has been reportedly collected for the aquarium trade in Sulawesi and Cebu, Philippines (L. Rocha pers. comm. 2008).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation measures for this species. More research is needed on this species distribution, depth range, habitat and ecology, and potential collection for the aquarium trade.

Citation: Rocha, L. 2010. Cirrhilabrus brunneus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 July 2014.
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