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Halichoeres iridis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES LABRIDAE

Scientific Name: Halichoeres iridis
Species Authority: Randall & Smith, 1982
Common Name(s):
English Rainbow wrasse

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-03-25
Assessor(s): Choat, J.H.
Reviewer(s): Craig, M.T. & Carpenter, K.E.
Justification:
This is a small species with a wide range of distribution in the western and central Indian Ocean. There are no known threats. This species is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found from the East African coast south to Natal, South Africa, also from Madagascar, Seychelles and Chagos Archipelago.
Countries:
Native:
British Indian Ocean Territory; Comoros; Djibouti; Eritrea; India; Kenya; Madagascar; Maldives; Mauritius; Mayotte; Mozambique; Oman; Réunion; Saudi Arabia; Seychelles; Somalia; South Africa; Sudan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Yemen
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Indian Ocean – western
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is a small wrasse to 11 cm. It inhabits deeper reef slope rubble habitats in depths from 5-43 m.
Systems: Marine

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is captured as bycatch for the aquarium trade.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known species specific conservation measures in place.

Citation: Choat, J.H. 2010. Halichoeres iridis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.
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