IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
Using data from the CITES Trade Database, it was found that this species is widely traded in both the live and dry trade throughout it's range and that trade is continuing (Evanson et al. 2011, UNEP-WCMC 2012a). Historical trade surveys report trade in this species from the mid 1990's in various parts of its global range (McPherson and Vincent 2004, Meeuwig et al. 2006, Perry et al. 2010) and even at this stage, interviews with fishers and traders reported declines in availability of seahorses in some countries (McPherson and Vincent 2004, Perry et al. 2010). Together this information demonstrates that there has been substantial pressure on wild populations for well over 10 years and that these pressures are continuing.
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