|Scientific Name:||Chaetodon marleyi|
|Species Authority:||Regan, 1921|
Chaetodon notophthalmus Ahl, 1923
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Rocha, L.A., Pyle, R. & Myers, R.|
|Reviewer(s):||Elfes, C., Polidoro, B., Livingstone, S. & Carpenter, K.E.|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its presence in marine protected areas and no apparent major threats.
|Range Description:||This western Indian Ocean species ranges from Delagoa Bay (Mozambique) in the north to Lamberts Bay (South Africa) in the south (G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006). It has been collected at depths of up to120 m.|
Native:Mozambique; South Africa (Eastern Cape Province, KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape)
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Atlantic – southeast; Indian Ocean – western
|Range Map:||Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.|
|Population:||It is generally common with stable populations (G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is generally associated with rocky and coral covered reefs, but has also been recorded from shallow tidal pools and estuaries where it lives among macroalgae (Allen 1980, G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006).|
|Use and Trade:||This species is sometimes collected for the aquarium trade (G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006). It is rarely exported from South Africa (Allen 1980).|
|Major Threat(s):||There appear to be no major threats to this species (G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006).|
|Conservation Actions:||There appear to be no species-specific conservation measures in place. This species is present within marine protected areas.|
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|Citation:||Rocha, L.A., Pyle, R. & Myers, R. 2010. Chaetodon marleyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 August 2014.|