|Scientific Name:||Chaetodon gardineri|
|Species Authority:||Norman, 1939|
Chaetodon gardneri Norman, 1939
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Myers, R. & Pratchett, M.|
|Reviewer(s):||Elfes, C., Polidoro, B., Livingstone, S. & Carpenter, K.E.|
This species is broadly distributed in the Northern Indian Ocean and generally abundant. There are no known declines in its population and no major threats. It is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This species occurs in the western Indian Ocean from Socotra, the Gulf of Aden, along the Arabian Sea coast from Oman to Sri Lanka, and a record from northern Sumatra (Allen 1980, G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006). This species is found at depths from 2-65 m, often below 25 m.|
Native:India; Indonesia; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Oman; Pakistan; Somalia; Sri Lanka; United Arab Emirates; Yemen
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Indian Ocean – eastern; Indian Ocean – western
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|Population:||It is generally common. There is no data on population trends for this species, but no reason to suspect that it is declining (or increasing).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Populations are most often encountered on shallow continental shelf reefs (Allen 1980, G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006). It is usually found in pairs or small groups. The diet is omnivorous and includes algae and benthic invertebrates (G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006).|
|Use and Trade:||This species is sometimes collected for the aquarium trade, occasionally exported from Sri Lanka (Allen 1980, G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006). Allen (1980) reports on specimens for sale at a local fish market in Mutrah, near Muscat on the Gulf of Oman.|
There appear to be no major threats to this species. Collection is limited and is not considered to be impacting the global population.
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.
|Citation:||Myers, R. & Pratchett, M. 2010. Chaetodon gardineri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 December 2014.|