IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category Year Assessed
Least Concern Red List Criteria Version
Myers, R. & Pratchett, M. Reviewer/s
Elfes, C., Polidoro, B., Livingstone, S. & Carpenter, K.E. Contributor/s Justification
This is the most widespread of all butterflyfishes and occurs in coral reef and temperate reefs. It is quite heavily collected for the aquarium trade, but this does not seem to be substantially impacting the population. There do not appear to be any current threats to this species and it is listed as Least Concern.