Centropyge abei

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES POMACANTHIDAE

Scientific Name: Centropyge abei
Species Authority: Allen, Young & Colin 2006
Taxonomic Notes: The placement of this species within the genus Centropyge is uncertain (R. Pyle pers. comm. 2009).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-10-09
Assessor(s): Pyle, R. & Craig, M.T.
Reviewer(s): Elfes, C., Polidoro, B., Livingstone, S. & Carpenter, K.E.
Justification:
While this is a poorly known species, it appears to have a wide distribution and there are no known major threats, therefore it is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from Sulawesi (Indonesia), Palau and a single specimen from southern Japan, with unconfirmed reports from American Samoa. It likely occurs in intervening areas, but has escaped attention due to its deep dwelling habits. It occurs at depths of 5-155 m, although it is known from less than 120 m by only one juvenile specimen at Miyazaki, Japan.
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia (Sulawesi); Japan; Palau
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Pacific – western central
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the population of this species, although it appears to be relatively common in its habitat in Palau. It is presumed to be stable.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs on deep, outer reef slopes and drop-offs, in small caves and among large rubble.
Systems: Marine

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Only a few specimens have ever been collected, and none for the aquarium trade.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species. It appears to have a wide distribution and occurs at depths that are not easily accessible, without substantial habitat loss.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

There appear to be no species-specific conservation measures in place. It is not known whether this species occurs in any marine protected areas.

Bibliography [top]

Allen, G.R., Young, F. and Colin, P.L. 2006. Centropyge abei, a new species of deep-dwelling angelfish (Pomacanthidae) from Sulawesi, Indonesia. Aqua, Journal of Ichthyology and Aquatic Biology 11(1): 13-18.

IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.4). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 27 October 2010).


Citation: Pyle, R. & Craig, M.T. 2010. Centropyge abei. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 September 2014.
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