|Scientific Name:||Chaetodon litus|
|Species Authority:||Randall & Caldwell, 1973|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Pyle, R. & Craig, M.T.|
|Reviewer(s):||Elfes, C., Polidoro, B., Livingstone, S. & Carpenter, K.E.|
Despite its relatively limited distribution, this species occurs in large populations, and there are no apparent threats. It is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This species is endemic to the seas surrounding Easter Island (= Rapa Nui) in the southeastern Pacific Ocean (Allen 1980, G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006). It has been observed from 1-25 m in depth.|
Native:Chile (Easter Is.)
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Pacific – southeast
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|Population:||It is generally common with stable populations.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is associated with rocky reefs composed of volcanic boulders with a prolific growth of brown algae (Allen 1980). Juveniles have been collected from shallow tide pools with some coral growth (Allen 1980, G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006).|
|Use and Trade:||This species is sometimes collected for the aquarium trade (G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006).|
There appear to be no major threats to this species. Collection is limited and is not considered to be impacting the population.
There appear to be no species-specific conservation measures in place. It is not known to occur in any protected areas.
|Citation:||Pyle, R. & Craig, M.T. 2010. Chaetodon litus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 July 2014.|
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