Pteragogus pelycus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Labridae

Scientific Name: Pteragogus pelycus Randall, 1981
Common Name(s):
English Sideburn wrasse
French Labre nain d'herbier
Cossyphus opercularis Peters, 1855
Cossyphus opercularis Peters, 1855
Pteragogus opercularis (Peters, 1855)
Pteragogus opercularis (Peters, 1855)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-03-25
Assessor(s): Sadovy, Y., Pollard, D.A. & Rocha, L.A.
Reviewer(s): Craig, M.T. & Carpenter, K.E.
This is a small, cryptic and wide ranging species. There are no known major threats except from some minor utilization in the aquarium trade. It is therefore listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found in the eastern Mediterranean (a Lessepian migrant from the Red Sea) (Golani et al. 2006), from Turkey, Greece and Cyprus (Kaya et al. 2000, Taskavak et al. 2000, Corsini and Economidis 1999, Golani and Sonin 1992, Randall 1981). Its native range is in the western Indian Ocean from the Red Sea and the eastern coast of Africa southwards to Durban, South Africa, and around Madagascar and adjacent Indian Ocean Islands.
Countries occurrence:
Comoros; Cyprus; Djibouti; Egypt; Eritrea; Greece; Israel; Jordan; Kenya; Lebanon; Madagascar; Mauritius; Mayotte; Mozambique; RĂ©union; Saudi Arabia; Seychelles; Somalia; South Africa; Sudan; Syrian Arab Republic; Tanzania, United Republic of; Turkey; Yemen
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Indian Ocean – western; Mediterranean and Black Sea
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):28
Upper depth limit (metres):1
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Population [top]

Population:There is no population information available for this species. It is likely common in some parts of its range.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species inhabits seagrass beds at depths from 0.5-28 m (Randall 1981).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is collected for the aquarium trade but is not commonly traded, as indicated by aquarium trade websites.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats known to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for this species. However, its distribution overlaps several marine protected areas within its range.

Citation: Sadovy, Y., Pollard, D.A. & Rocha, L.A. 2010. Pteragogus pelycus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T187651A8590573. . Downloaded on 25 September 2018.
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