|Scientific Name:||Ammolabrus dicrus|
|Species Authority:||Randall & Carlson, 1997|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Cheung, W.W.L., Craig, M. & Rocha, L.|
|Reviewer/s:||Liu, M. & Carpenter, K.E.|
This species is only known from Hawaii and Wake Atoll, and can be locally abundant. There are no major threats known to this species. It is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This species is known from Wake Atoll and from the Hawaiian Islands (Parenti and Randall 2000, Lobel and Lobel 2004, Mundy 2005).|
Native:United States; United States Minor Outlying Islands
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – western central
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|Population:||There is no population information available for this species. It is locally abundant in Oahu.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is found over open sand bottom and rocky shores, in small, swift-swimming schools (Randall and Carlson 1997). It is a benthopelagic species, feeding on zooplankton above the substratum (Randall 2007).|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats known to this species. It may be locally affected by human disturbance such as coastal development and habitat loss.|
There are no species-specific conservation measures for this species. There are some 14 marine protected areas of various degree of protection around along the coast of O’ahu where A. dicruswas reported to occur (Wood 2005).
This species is not-well known, more research is needed on this species distribution, population status, habitat requirements, life history and major theats.
|Citation:||Cheung, W.W.L., Craig, M. & Rocha, L. 2010. Ammolabrus dicrus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 10 December 2013.|
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