IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category Year Assessed
Least Concern Red List Criteria Version
Shea, S. & Liu, M. Reviewer/s
Craig, M.T. & Carpenter, K.E. Contributor/s Justification
This species is abundant throughout the Indo-Pacific. Although it is intensively collected for the aquarium trade, it is not thought to be contributing to any widespread population decline. It is listed as Least Concern. More research is needed on sustainable harvest levels and the impact of collection on this species.