|Scientific Name:||Chaetodon fasciatus|
|Species Authority:||Forsskål, 1775|
Chaetodon flavus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
|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.|
While restricted in its distribution, this species is generally abundant. It occurs exclusively within coral reef habitats, but unlikely to have any specific reliance on live corals. It is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This species is restricted to the Red Sea and adjacent Gulf of Aden (Allen 1980, G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006). It can be encountered at depths between 2-25 m.|
Native:Djibouti; Egypt; Eritrea; Israel; Jordan; Kenya; Saudi Arabia; Somalia; Sudan; Yemen
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Indian Ocean – western
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|Population:||This species is generally common. There is no data on temporal trends in abundance, but no reason to suspect that it is declining (or increasing).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is found in coral-rich areas, especially over reef flats. Typically occurs as solitary animals or in pairs. It is a generalist feeder that feeds partly on live corals.|
|Use and Trade:||This species is sometimes collected for the aquarium trade (G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006). It is a hardy species that does well in captivity (Allen 1980).|
There appear to be no major threats to this species. Collection is limited and is not considered to be impacting the global population. There has been some habitat degradation of coral reefs in the Red Sea region, but it is not thought to have impacted the population.
|Conservation Actions:||There appear to be no species-specific conservation measures in place. This species is likely to occur within marine protected areas.|
Allen, G.R. 1980. Butterfly and angelfishes of the world. Wiley, New York.
Bouhlel, M. 1988. Poissons de Djibouti. Dubai Printing Press, Dubai.
Burgess, W.E. 1978. Butterflyfishes of the world. A monograph of the Family Chaetodontidae. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, New Jersey.
IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.4). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 27 October 2010).
Righton, D., Kemp, J. and Ormond, R. 1996. Biogeography, community structure and diversity of Red Sea and western Indian Ocean butterflyfishes. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 76(1): 223-228.
|Citation:||Myers, R. & Pratchett, M. 2010. Chaetodon fasciatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 October 2014.|
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