Cirrhilabrus punctatus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Labridae

Scientific Name: Cirrhilabrus punctatus Randall & Kuiter, 1989
Common Name(s):
English Dotted wrasse

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-03-25
Assessor(s): Rocha, L. & Pollard, D.
Reviewer(s): Craig, M.T. & Carpenter, K.E.
Even though this species is commercialized in the aquarium trade, it is common throughout its wide range and is present in several effective marine protected areas. It is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found on the Great Barrier Reef, and in New South Wales, Australia, including Lord Howe Island and the Elizabeth and Middleton Reefs to southern New Guinea, Fiji, Samoa and Tonga.
Countries occurrence:
American Samoa; Australia; Fiji; New Caledonia; Papua New Guinea; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Tonga; Vanuatu; Wallis and Futuna
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – southwest; Pacific – western central
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):32
Upper depth limit (metres):2
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Population [top]

Population:This species is common over coral or rubble bottoms throughout its range.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found over coral or rubble on shallow protected reefs, and occasionally in exposed areas, from 2 to 32 m.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is collected for the aquarium trade, but is not commonly traded.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats to this species, although it is exploited in the aquarium trade.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known species specific conservation measures in place for this species. This species distribution overlaps several marine protected areas within its range.

Citation: Rocha, L. & Pollard, D. 2010. Cirrhilabrus punctatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T187769A8626128. . Downloaded on 20 May 2018.
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