Anderson's Pipefish, Shortnose Pipefish |
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
IUCN Red List Assessment, Micrognathus andersonii
It is also threatened by the ongoing degradation and loss of seagrass and coral reef habitats that is occurring as a result of coastal development and pollution; destructive fishing practices such as trawling and dynamite fishing; and the effects of climate change including increasing sea surface temperatures and ocean acidification (Bruno and Selig 2007; Carpenter et al. 2008; Short et al. 2011; De’Ath et al. 2012).
Its coral and seagrass habitats would likely benefit from international effort to mitigate anthropogenic climate change.
One third of reef building corals face elevated extinction risk from climate change and local impacts.