ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE
PROTECTION STATUS: Not listed
RANGE: Throughout the Indo-Pacific Oceans, from the Red Sea and the coast of east Africa to the central Pacific, south from Japan to Melanesia, and including U.S. Pacific territories such as Guam
THREATS: Habitat loss, coral bleaching, global warming, and overfishing
POPULATION TREND: The total humphead wrasse population has declined by at least half in just 30 years, with some localized populations declining by as much as 90 percent.
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