Centropyge resplendens


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Centropyge resplendens
Species Authority: Lubbock & Sankey, 1975
Common Name(s):
English Resplendent Pygmy Angelfish, Resplendent Angelfish

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 2009-10-08
Assessor(s): Pyle, R., Myers, R., Rocha, L.A. & Craig, M.T.
Reviewer(s): Elfes, C., Polidoro, B., Livingstone, S. & Carpenter, K.E.

Listed as Least Concern, as despite its limited distribution, this species occurs in large populations, it is protected by legislation, and there are no apparent threats.

1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic the Ascension Island (to the UK) in the south central Atlantic Ocean. It has been recorded at depths from 15 m to at least 40 m depth.
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (Ascension)
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – southeast
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Population [top]

Population: This is an abundant species. Groups of up to dozens of individuals can be seen below 100 ft (B. Bowen pers. comm. 2009).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The habitat of this species consists of rock and rubble (Allen 1980). It is an omnivore.
Systems: Marine

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Animals in trade are now from captive-bred sources. Because the species is rarely in trade it is very expensive (Endoh 2007). Has been sporadically reared in captivity (Endoh 2007).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no apparent threats to this species. No significant habitat loss, if any, is taking place or expected within its limited range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no protected areas around the island of Ascension. Collecting this species from the wild has recently become prohibited by law (Endoh 2007). Most specimens in the aquarium trade in recent years originate from captive breeding.

Bibliography [top]

Allen, G.R. 1980. Butterfly and angelfishes of the world. Wiley, New York.

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Endoh, K. 2007. Angelfishes of the World. Two Little Fishies, Inc., Miami Gardens, Florida.

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

Citation: Pyle, R., Myers, R., Rocha, L.A. & Craig, M.T. 1996. Centropyge resplendens. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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