|Scientific Name:||Chaetodon burgessi|
|Species Authority:||Allen & Starck, 1973|
The taxonomic status of populations recorded from areas in the eastern parts of the range (e.g.the
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Pyle, R., Allen, G. & Myers, R.|
|Reviewer/s:||Elfes, C., Polidoro, B., Livingstone, S. & Carpenter, K.E.|
This species is is listed as Least Concern in view of it's wide distribution. Also, there are no major threats and the population is unlikely to be declining.
|Range Description:||This deepwater species inhabits the western Pacific Ocean, where it has been recorded from a number of locations including southern Taiwan (Green Island), Indonesia (Flores, Sulawesi, and Raja Ampat Islands), Sabah (Malaysia), Palau; the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Pohnpei (Federated States of Micronesia) and Tonga (Allen 1980, Randall 2003, G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006). It has been recorded at depths between 20-80 m, although it can be rarely found as shallow as 12 m (G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2009). Population records from the Marshall Islands and Tarawa Island (Gilbert Islands, Kiribati) are considered to be hybrid populations (R. Pyle pers. comm. 2009). A record from Guam likely represents a vagrant record (R. Myers pers. comm. 2009).|
Native:Indonesia; Malaysia; Micronesia, Federated States of ; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Solomon Islands; Taiwan, Province of China; Tonga
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Indian Ocean – eastern; Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – northwest; Pacific – western central
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It is generally uncommon, and there is no evidence of any decline in abundance.
|Habitat and Ecology:||Populations are found in steep drop-offs on outer reefs, usually in areas with abundant gorgonians and black coral (Allen 1980). This is an infrequently sighted fish, usually occurring in pairs (Allen et al. 1998).|
There appear to be no major threats to this species. Although there is some collection for the aquarium trade this is not believed to substantially impact the species.
There appear to be no species-specific conservation measures in place. This species is believed to be present within a number of marine protected areas. Further information is needed on the ecology of this species, as well as the taxonomic status of several populations.
|Citation:||Pyle, R., Allen, G. & Myers, R. 2010. Chaetodon burgessi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 05 December 2013.|
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