|Scientific Name:||Chaetodontoplus caeruleopunctatus|
|Species Authority:||Yasuda & Tominaga, 1976|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Elfes, C., Polidoro, B., Livingstone, S. & Carpenter, K.E.|
This species is endemic to the Philippines. It is a rare species known only from one specimen caught off Cebu Island in 1972. Very little is known about the ecology of this species, and whether or not populations are stable. There is no other record of the species despite increased fishing activities in the aquarium trade in its locality in recent years. More research is needed with regard to this species' distribution, abundance, and potential threats. It is not known whether it occurs in marine protected areas. It is listed as Data Deficient. The type locality should be revisited to validate and improve information on the population, habitat and ecology of the species. Conservation actions for the species should include habitat management and/or protection, and catch monitoring and regulation, if taken in fisheries and the aquarium trade.
|Range Description:||This species is known only from Cebu, central Visayas.|
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Pacific – western central
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|Population:||Chaetodontoplus caeruleopunctatus is known only from the type specimen collected by an aquarium fisherman in Cebu in 1972 (Yasuda and Tominaga 1976, Anonymous 1999). There is no population trend information available for this species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is reef-associated (Lieske and Myers 1994) and feeds on sponges and tunicates. Maximum size from collected specimens is 14.0 cm (TL) (Allen 1985).|
|Major Threat(s):||Possible threats to this species may come from habitat destruction associated with cyanide and/or blast fishing. It is exported, although rarely, through the aquarium trade (Pyle 2001).|
There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for this species, although it may be found in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). More information on population, habitat and ecology are needed. Catches need to be monitored in the aquarium trade.
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Pyle, R. 2001. Pomacanthidae: Angelfishes. 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. Bony fishes part 3 (Menidae to Pomacentridae), pp. 3266-3286. FAO, Rome, Italy.
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Yasuda, F. and Tominaga, Y. 1976. A new pomacanthid fish, Chaetodontoplus caeruleopunctatus, from the Philippines. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology 23(3): 130-132.
|Citation:||Allen, G. 2010. Chaetodontoplus caeruleopunctatus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 13 December 2013.|
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