Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs in an area ranging from Taiwan and the Philippines to New Caledonia and the Solomon Islands, excluding Vanuatu (Röckel et al. 1995) . The EOO, AOO and number of locations exceed the thresholds for criteria B1 and B2.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found at depths of 6 to 240 m. It is found among coral, seaweed and coral rubble and if often seen on the drop-off around 20 m. During the daytime, it is found within the inner layer of coral rubble (G.T. Poppe pers. comm. 2011). Adults can grow up to 30 mm, although typically they will be smaller than this (Röckel et al. 1995).

Systems
  • Marine
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2013

Assessor/s
Kohn, A.

Reviewer/s
Peters, H. & Poppe, G.

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Justification

This species occurs in an area ranging from Taiwan and the Philippines to New Caledonia and the Solomon Islands, excluding Vanuatu. This is a wide ranging species and is common throughout its range. There are no known major threats, therefore it is listed as Least Concern.

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Population

Population
This species is common but difficult to gather (G.T. Poppe pers. comm. 2011).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats

This species is widely distributed and there are currently no known threats.

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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species. It occurs in marine protected areas throughout its range, including Palawan.
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