|Scientific Name:||Chaetodon decussatus|
|Species Authority:||Cuvier, 1829|
Chaetodon vagabundus jordani Ahl, 1923
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Myers, R. & Pratchett, M.|
|Reviewer(s):||Elfes, C., Polidoro, B., Livingstone, S. & Carpenter, K.E.|
This species is common and relatively widespread. There do not appear to be any major threats to this species. It is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This species is distributed from the northwestern Indian Ocean to Thailand and southeast Indonesia as far east as Timor (Pyle 2001). Records include Oman, Sri Lanka, the Maldive Islands and Ashmore Reef (Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Australia) in the Timor Sea (G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006). It is found at depths of 1-40 m.|
Native:Australia; Bangladesh; India; Indonesia; Malaysia; Maldives; Myanmar; Oman; Pakistan; Singapore; Somalia; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Yemen
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Indian Ocean – eastern; Indian Ocean – western; Pacific – western central
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|Population:||It is generally common, especially on reefs in Sri Lanka (Allen 1980). There is no evidence of species declines.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species inhabits rocky, rubble or coral-rich areas, and is particularly common in turbid water (Allen 1980). It is a benthic feeder, and occasionally feeds from live corals (Allen 1980, G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006).|
|Use and Trade:||This species is rarely exported through the aquarium trade (Pyle 2001).|
There appear to be no major threats to this species. Collection is limited and is not considered to be impacting the global population.
|Conservation Actions:||There appear to be no species-specific conservation measures in place. This species is believed to be present within marine protected areas.|
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Kapoor, D., Dayal, R. and Ponniah, A.G. 2002. Fish biodiversity of India. National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow, India.
Kuiter, R.H. 1992. Tropical reef-fishes of the western Pacific Indonesia and adjacent waters. Gramedia Pustaka Utama, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Pyle, R. 2001. Chaetodontidae. Butterflyfishes. In: K.E. Carpenter and V.H. Niem (eds), FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Volume 5. Bony fishes part 3 (Menidae to Pomacentridae), pp. 3224-3265. FAO, Rome.
Randall, J.E. and Anderson, R.C. 1993. Annotated checklist of the epipelagic and shore fishes of the Maldives Islands. Ichthyology Bulletin of the J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology 59: 1-47.
Talwar, P.K. and Kacker, R.K. 1984. Commercial sea fishes of India. Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta, India.
|Citation:||Myers, R. & Pratchett, M. 2010. Chaetodon decussatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 October 2014.|
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