Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs in Lord Howe Island and Elizabeth and Middleton Reefs (Australia).
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Southwestern Pacific: Lord Howe Island, Elizabeth and Middleton reefs, New South Wales, Australia.
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Physical Description

Type Information

Paratype for Xyrichtys pastellus Randall et al.
Catalog Number: USNM 393157
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): J. Earle
Year Collected: 1992
Locality: New South Wales, Elizabeth Reef, north side., New South Wales, Australia, Pacific
Depth (m): 14
  • Paratype: Randall, J. E., et al. 2008. Aqua: Journal of Ichthyology and Aquatic Biology. 14 (3): 150, Figs. 1-3.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
There is very little known about this species. It is only known from the type specimen. It is most likely found in sandy bottom habitats. This species is found from depths of 10-25 m.

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
2010

Assessor/s
Yeeting, B., Rocha, L. & Russell, B.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
There is little known about this species. It has a very restricted range but there are no known threats. Its range of distribution is a designated marine protected area (Wood 2007). It is therefore listed as Least Concern.
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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 for this species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for this species. Its range of distribution is a designated marine protected area (Wood 2007).
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