Terelabrus rubrovittatus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Terelabrus rubrovittatus
Species Authority: Randall & Fourmanoir, 1998
Common Name(s):
English Yellow-stripe hogfish

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-03-25
Assessor(s): Yeeting, B. & Myers, R.
Reviewer(s): Craig, M.T. & Carpenter, K.E.
This is a widespread species. It is collected in the aquarium trade, but this is not thought to be a major threat. It lives in deeper waters and is uncommon. It is therefore listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found from Indonesia to Papua New Guinea, Palau and New Caledonia.
Indonesia; New Caledonia; Palau; Papua New Guinea
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Indian Ocean – eastern; Pacific – western central
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Population [top]

Population: There is no population information available. It is thought to be uncommon and lives in deeper areas and so is not seen often.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits deep coastal outer coral reef habitats, scattered small patch reefs. It is found between 25-100 m depth.
Systems: Marine

Use and Trade [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats known for this species, although it is occasionally collected for the aquarium trade.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for this species. However, its distribution overlaps several marine protected areas within its range (Wood 2007).

Citation: Yeeting, B. & Myers, R. 2010. Terelabrus rubrovittatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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