|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Pyle, R., Myers, R. & Rocha, L.A.
||Elfes, C., Polidoro, B., Livingstone, S. & Carpenter, K.E.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, large overall population, collection for the aquarium fish trade is not globally impacting the population, and there are no other potential major threats.
|Range Description:||This species is distributed in the Indo-west Pacific region from Christmas Island (Australia) in the west, throughout the Indo-Australian Archipelago, to Vanuatu and the Marshall Islands in the east, and from southern Japan and the island of Taiwan in the north to Lord Howe Island (Australia) in the south (Steene 1978, Pyle 2001, G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006). Recently recorded from Tonga (Randall et al. 2003). Ranges in depth between 1-25 m.(G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006).|
Australia (Lord Howe Is.); Cambodia; Christmas Island; Guam; Indonesia; Japan; Kiribati; Malaysia; Marshall Islands; Micronesia, Federated States of ; Nauru; New Caledonia; Northern Mariana Islands; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Singapore; Solomon Islands; Taiwan, Province of China; Thailand; Tonga; Tuvalu; United States Minor Outlying Islands (Howland-Baker Is.); Vanuatu; Viet Nam
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:|
Indian Ocean – eastern; Pacific – northwest; Pacific – southwest; Pacific – western central
|♦ Lower depth limit (metres):||25|
|♦ Upper depth limit (metres):||1|
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