IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category Year Assessed
Least Concern Red List Criteria Version
Pollard, D., Yusuf, Y., Hilomen, V. & Pontillas, J. Reviewer/s
Craig, M.T. & Carpenter, K.E. Contributor/s Justification
This species is reasonably common throughout parts of its broad Indo-Pacific range. Although it is collected for the aquarium trade, it is not thought to be undergoing any widespread population decline. It is therefore listed as Least Concern. More research is needed on sustainable harvest levels and the impact of collection on this species.