|Scientific Name:||Chaetodontoplus melanosoma (Bleeker, 1853)|
Holacanthus melanosoma Bleeker, 1853
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Elfes, C., Polidoro, B., Livingstone, S. & Carpenter, K.E.|
Although this species is uncommon, it has a relatively wide distribution, and current harvesting for the aquarium trade is not thought to be impacting the global population. The species has no major threats. It is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This species is restricted to central Indonesia (western Java, Bali, Komodo, Flores, Sulawesi, and northeastern Kalimantan), Malaysia (Sabah), and the Philippines (Sulu Archipelago, Cebu, and southern Luzon), occurring at depths of about 5-30m (G.R. Allen, pers. comm. 2010). Records from other areas represent misidentifications of other similar species.|
Native:Indonesia; Malaysia (Sabah); Philippines
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:|
Pacific – western central
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|Population:||While this species appears to be uncommon, populations are generally thought to be stable (G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006).|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species inhabits coastal and outer rocky or coral reefs, often exposed to strong currents and cool upwelling (Pyle 2001, G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006). It feeds on sponges and tunicates; animals are solitary or encountered in pairs (Pyle 2001).|
|Use and Trade:||This species is frequently exported through the aquarium trade (Pyle 2001).|
There appear to be no major threats to this species as a whole (G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006).
There appear to be no species-specific conservation measures in place (G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006).
|Citation:||Allen, G. 2010. Chaetodontoplus melanosoma. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T165850A6148337.Downloaded on 25 November 2017.|