IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Range Description

This species is widely distributed and occurs throughout the Indian Ocean including the coast of East Africa, the Gulf of Aden, Sri Lanka, and also Hawaii (Rockel et al. 1995). The subspecies C. p. ganensis is found throughout the Maldives and in the Laccadive Islands, and the subspecies C. p. vezoi and C. p. tsara are found in Madagascar (Monteiro 2007).

The EOO, AOO, and number of locations for this species exceeds the criteria for B1, B2, and D2 classification.


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