Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Labridae

Scientific Name: Pseudocheilinus dispilus
Species Authority: Randall, 1999
Paracheilinus dispilus Randall, 1999

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-03-03
Assessor(s): Bertoncini, A.
Reviewer(s): Craig, M.T. & Carpenter, K.E.
Pseudocheilinus dispilus is a poorly-known species. More information is needed on its population status, habitat type, biology, ecology and threats. It is therefore listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found from the Reunion, Mauritius and eastern Madagascar.
Countries occurrence:
Madagascar; Mauritius; Réunion
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Indian Ocean – western
Lower depth limit (metres): 37
Upper depth limit (metres): 15
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Population [top]

Population: There is no population information available for this species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs in reefs from 15-37 m. It most likely lives in coral reef and fringing habitat.
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known species specific conservation measures in place. However, it is protected in marine reserves in parts of its distribution (i.e. Saline L`Hermitage, Saint-Leu, L’Etang, Saint Pierre Fishing Reserve, Cap La Houssaye Marine Park (Reunión), Port Loius, Riviere du Rampart, Trou d’Eau Douce Fir, Flavq, Grand Port, Black River Fishing Reserve, Coin de Mire, île aux Cocos, île aux Sables Nature Reserve, Blue Bay Marine Park (Mauritius).

Citation: Bertoncini, A. 2010. Pseudocheilinus dispilus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T187666A8595037. . Downloaded on 05 October 2015.
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