|Scientific Name:||Pteragogus taeniops|
|Species Authority:||(Peters, 1855)|
Cossyphus taeniops Peters, 1855
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Sadovy, Y. & Carpenter, K.E.|
This species is found on the eastern coastal Africa and Madagascar and other islands. There are no known threats although the habitat may be degradated by costal development. This species is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This is a coastal species found in Kenya, Tanzania including Zanzibar, to Inhaca Island, Mozambique and extends south to Aliwal Shoal in South Africa. It is also found in Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles.|
Native:Kenya; Madagascar; Mauritius; Mozambique; Seychelles; South Africa; Tanzania, United Republic of
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Indian Ocean – western
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|Population:||There is no population information available for this species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is a small highly secretive wrasses. It is associated with sheltered shallow reef and shore environments dominated by macroscopic algae (Kuiter 2002). It is a small species up to 15 cm (TL).|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats known for this species. However, there is habitat degradation from coastal development such as aquaculture.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no specific conservation measures in place for this species. Its distribution overlaps several marine protected areas within its range.|
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.
Wood, L. 2007. MPA Global: A database of the world’s marine protected areas. Available at: http://www.mpaglobal.org.
|Citation:||Choat, J.H. 2010. Pteragogus taeniops. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.|
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