Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is found from the Reunion, Mauritius and eastern Madagascar.
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Southwestern Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Réunion, Mauritius (western Mascarenes).
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Western Indian Ocean: Réunion and Mauritius; expected to occur in Madagascar.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

7.8 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 33410))
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Type Information

Paratype for Pseudocheilinus dispilus Randall
Catalog Number: USNM 353514
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): J. Randall
Year Collected: 1973
Locality: Mauritius: Reef Off NE Side of Grande Baie, Mauritius, Mascarene Islands, Indian
Depth (m): 23 to 23
  • Paratype: Randall, J. E. April 1999. Indo-Pacific Fishes. No. 28: 10, 1.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in reefs from 15-37 m. It most likely lives in coral reef and fringing habitat.

Systems
  • Marine
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Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 15 - 37 m (Ref. 33410)
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Depth range based on 4 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 18 - 22

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 18 - 22
 
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2010

Assessor/s
Bertoncini, A.

Reviewer/s
Craig, M.T. & Carpenter, K.E.

Contributor/s

Justification
Pseudocheilinus dispilus is a poorly-known species. More information is needed on its population status, habitat type, biology, ecology and threats. It is therefore listed as Data Deficient.
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Population

Population
There is no population information available for this species.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no major threats known to this species.
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Data deficient (DD)
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no known species specific conservation measures in place. However, it is protected in marine reserves in parts of its distribution (i.e. Saline L`Hermitage, Saint-Leu, L’Etang, Saint Pierre Fishing Reserve, Cap La Houssaye Marine Park (Reunión), Port Loius, Riviere du Rampart, Trou d’Eau Douce Fir, Flavq, Grand Port, Black River Fishing Reserve, Coin de Mire, île aux Cocos, île aux Sables Nature Reserve, Blue Bay Marine Park (Mauritius).
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