Paracheilinus nursalim 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Labridae

Scientific Name: Paracheilinus nursalim Allen & Erdmann, 2008
Taxonomic Notes: This species has only recently been described in 2008 (Allen and Erdmann 2008).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-03-25
Assessor(s): Liu, M. & To, A.
Reviewer(s): Craig, M.T. & Carpenter, K.E.
This species is only known from the Bird's Head area of Indonesia, and very little is known of this newly described species. However, considering its deep water habitat and small size, and its presence in the marine protected areas within its restricted range, it is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This newly described species is only known from Indonesia (Bird's Head Peninsula, New Guinea).
Countries occurrence:
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – western central
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):50
Upper depth limit (metres):5
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species inhabits semi-sheltered areas expose to periodic strong currents. It is invariably associated with gradual rubble slopes at depths ranging from about 5-50 m or more, but is most abundant between 20-35 m (Allen and Erdmann 2008). Large aggregations of about 30 males and several hundred females, were occasionally encountered at theTriton Bay.

Threats [top]

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

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.

Citation: Liu, M. & To, A. 2010. Paracheilinus nursalim. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T187757A8623382. . Downloaded on 21 September 2018.
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