|Scientific Name:||Cirrhilabrus scottorum|
|Species Authority:||Randall & Pyle, 1989|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Rocha, L. & Yeeting, B.|
|Reviewer(s):||Craig, M.T. & Carpenter, K.E.|
Even though this species is commercialized in the aquarium trade reaching high prices (US$ 150), it is relatively common throughout its large geographical range. It is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This species is known from Australia (Coral Sea) to Pitcairn island.|
Native:American Samoa (American Samoa); Australia; Cook Islands; Fiji; French Polynesia; Niue; Pitcairn; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Tonga; Vanuatu; Wallis and Futuna
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – southwest; Pacific – western central
|Range Map:||Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.|
|Population:||This species is not commonly observed in shallow waters, it is considered more common in deeper reefs throughout its range.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is more common in outer reef areas than sheltered lagoon reefs. It is usually seen in small groups feeding a short distance above the bottom on zooplankton.|
|Use and Trade:||This species is collected for the aquarium trade, but is not commonly traded. However, collection is often driven by demand. It sells for an average of US $150.00 in the USA.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no known major threats to this species, although it is exploited in the aquarium trade.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no known species specific conservation measures in place. This species range overlaps several marine protected areas within its distribution.|
Froese, R. and Pauly, D. 2009. Fishbase. World wide web publication. Available at: www.fishbase.org.
IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.4). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 27 October 2010).
Parenti, P. and Randall, J.E. 2000. An annotated checklist of the species of the labroid fish families Labridae and Scaridae. Ichthyological Bulletin J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology 68: 97.
Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. and Steene, R.C. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii.
|Citation:||Rocha, L. & Yeeting, B. 2010. Cirrhilabrus scottorum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 July 2015.|