IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category Year Assessed
Least Concern Red List Criteria Version
Iwamoto, T., Eschmeyer, W., Alvarado, J. Reviewer/s
Carpenter, K., Polidoro, B., Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team) Contributor/s Justification
Although this species is under high pressure from fisheries and may be affected by El Niño, it has a wide distribution which includes Marine Protected Areas. Therefore, this species is listed as Least Concern. However, continued monitoring of harvest levels and population trends is recommended to ensure that these pressures do not threaten this species.