Cirrhilabrus luteovittatus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Cirrhilabrus luteovittatus
Species Authority: Randall, 1988
Common Name(s):
English Yellowband Wrasse

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-03-25
Assessor(s): Rocha, L.
Reviewer(s): Craig, M.T. & Carpenter, K.E.
This species is common throughout its area of occurrence. Even though this species is commercialized in the aquarium trade, it is present in a wide area and it does not seem to be globally threatened. It is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found at Pohnpei, Caroline Islands and Marshall Islands. Strays have been found at Johnston Atoll.
Marshall Islands; Micronesia, Federated States of ; United States Minor Outlying Islands
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – western central
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Population [top]

Population: This species is common throughout its range. There is no population information available for this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs in small groups over lagoon patch reefs in outer reefs from eight to 30 m. It feeds on zooplankton in the water column.
Systems: Marine

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is exploited by international aquarium trade, but is not commonly traded. Prices vary between US $50.00 and $100.00 in the USA.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats to this species, although it is exploited in the aquarium trade.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known species specific conservation measures in place for this species. This species distribution overlaps several marine protected areas within its range.

Citation: Rocha, L. 2010. Cirrhilabrus luteovittatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 27 August 2015.
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