Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labridae
(Wrasses) > Cheilininae
Etymology: Cirrhilabrus: Latin, cirrus = curl fringe + Greek, labros = furious (Ref. 45335); claire: Named after Claire T. Michihara, wife of the collector of the type specimes.. More on author: Randall.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 55 - 100 m (Ref. 41654). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 41654); 7.3 cm SL (female)
soft rays: 9;
Vertebrae: 25. Dorsal fin with progressively longer spines; interspinous membranes of dorsal fin of males not reaching above spine tips; caudal fin rounded; pelvic fin of male 3.0 in SL, of female 4.6 in SL; male yellowish dorsally, shading on side to pale lavender-pink; head dusky yellow with purple bands; dorsal fin mainly orange-red with a violet band at base and a narrow dark red margin on spinous and anterior soft portion of fin; caudal fin red with broad distal yellow border containing a submarginal dusky zone in central part; female orange-pink, head suffused with yellow dorsally; a purple band from corner of mouth to upper end of gill opening, then continuing ventrally on edge of opercle; dorsal fin yellow; caudal fin orange, shading outwardly to yellow.
Eastern Central Pacific: known only from off Rarotonga, Cook Islands.
Found in areas with strong current (Ref. 41654).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E. and R.L. Pyle, 2001. Three new species of labrid fishes of the genus Cirrhilabrus from islands of the tropical Pacific. Aqua J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 4(3):89-98. (Ref. 41654)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01445 (0.00636 - 0.03286), b=2.94 (2.74 - 3.14), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (19 of 100) .