|Scientific Name:||Anampses viridis|
|Species Authority:||Valenciennes, 1840|
Anampses rubroviridis Liénard, 1891
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Cabanban, A. & Pollard, D.|
|Reviewer(s):||Sadovy, Y., Craig, M. & Liu, M.|
This species is only known from Mauritius from the type specimen. There is very little data available on this species and any potential threats, and therefore it is listed as Data Deficient.
|Range Description:||This species is known only from the type locality in Mauritius.|
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Indian Ocean – western
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|Population:||This species is only known from the type specimen. There is no other population information available.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||
This species is reef associated.
The maximum length is 28 cm (TL) (Randall 1972).
|Major Threat(s):||The habitat of A. viridis is threatened by human activities and coastal development (Spalding et al. 2001). Degradation of coral reefs resulting from pollution from domestic and industrial wastes, sedimentation, tourism activities, and blast-fishing. The reefs in Mauritius have also been affected by coral bleaching and also degraded by over-fishing.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no specific conservation measures. There are some MPAs in Mauritius, however these are not thought to be effective.|
|Citation:||Cabanban, A. & Pollard, D. 2010. Anampses viridis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 January 2015.|
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