|Scientific Name:||Larabicus quadrilineatus|
|Species Authority:||(Rüppell, 1835)|
Labrus quadrilineatus Rüppell, 1835
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Craig, M.T. & Carpenter, K.E.|
This species is a Red Sea endemic that is collected for the aquarium trade. Adults are live coral feeders. The conservation status of this species is unclear. There is no information available on current densities or on population declines associated with collection. It is recommended that more information is collected on the threat posed by the aquarium trade and how this may be affecting the population. It is therefore listed as Data Deficient.
|Range Description:||This species is found in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.|
Native:Djibouti; Egypt; Eritrea; Israel; Jordan; Saudi Arabia; Somalia; Sudan; Yemen
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Indian Ocean – western
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|Population:||There is no population information available for this species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species occurs in fringing reefs, among coral heads and in areas with dense coral growth. Adults feed on coral polyps while juveniles act as cleaners of other fishes. It relies on live coral.|
|Use and Trade:||This species is collected for the aquarium trade.|
|Major Threat(s):||This species is collected for the aquarium trade and this could possibly pose as a threat.|
There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for this species. However, its distribution overlaps some marine protected areas within its range (Wood 2007).
It is recommended that more information is collected on the threat posed by the aquarium trade and how this may be affecting the population.
|Citation:||Choat, J.H. 2010. Larabicus quadrilineatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 September 2014.|
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