|Scientific Name:||Halichoeres cosmetus|
|Species Authority:||Randall & Smith, 1982|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Craig, M.T. & Carpenter, K.E.|
This species is a small widespread wrasse in reef rubble habitats. It is captured for the aquarium trade but this does not pose any threat. This species is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This species is found from Yemen, south to Natal, South Africa and east to Indonesia and western Thailand.
Range size 3,770,973 km2
Native:British Indian Ocean Territory; Comoros; India; Indonesia; Kenya; Madagascar; Maldives; Mauritius; Mayotte; Mozambique; Réunion; Seychelles; Somalia; South Africa; Tanzania, United Republic of; Yemen
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Indian Ocean – eastern; Indian Ocean – western
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|Population:||There is no population information available for this species. This is a very common species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is common on reef rubble patches on flats and slopes from 1-31 m (Kuiter 2002).|
|Use and Trade:||This species is taken in the aquarium trade as bycatch.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no known threats to this species. This species is taken in the aquarium trade, but as bycatch and does not pose a threat.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no known species specific conservation measures in place.|
IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.4). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 27 October 2010).
Kuiter, R.H. 2002. Fairy and rainbow wrasses and their relatives – a comprehensive guide to selected labrids. TMC Publishing, Chorleywood, UK.
|Citation:||Choat, J.H. 2010. Halichoeres cosmetus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 February 2015.|
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