Longnose Hawkfish threats
There are no known major threats at this time. Oxycirrhites typus is collected for the aquarium trade; however, it is highly unlikely that the species would be significantly impacted by any collection efforts. As this species is closely associated with corals, any threat to these corals (e.g. climate change or habitat destruction) could lead to substantial declines in abundance which could then lead to reductions in populations of this species. However, it is unlikely that such impacts would threaten this species within three generation lengths. Due to its preference for deeper colder waters, its host corals may be afforded some protection from any threats from climate change or habitat destruction.