Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labridae
(Wrasses) > Cheilininae
Etymology: Cirrhilabrus: Latin, cirrus = curl fringe + Greek, labros = furious (Ref. 45335); earlei: Named in honor of John L. Earle who collected the holotype.. More on author: Randall.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 60 - 92 m (Ref. 41654). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 41654)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9;
Vertebrae: 25. Median predorsal scales 4-5; horizontal rows of scales on cheeks 2; dorsal fin with progressively longer spines; interspinous membranes of dorsal fin of males not extending above spine tips; caudal fin rounded to rhomboid; pelvic fin short, 4.05-4.9 in SL. Color in life pale red, shading to pale yellow on abdomen, with deep red longitudinal lines on body following scale rows; head with two deep pink bands, one from upper lip passing over eye to origin of dorsal fin, the other from lower lip along mandible to corner or preopercle; operculum yellow; dorsal fin yellow anteriorly with a black spot on first membrane, spines red; rest of fin and caudal fin light red with deep red rays; pelvic fins yellow with red spines and rays.
Western Central Pacific: Palau.
Inhabits mixed coral, rubble, and sand slopes along the bases of steep protected seaward reefs (Ref. 37816).
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
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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 (0.00639 - 0.03272), b=2.94 (2.74 - 3.14), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±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 (10 of 100) .