Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labridae
(Wrasses) > Cheilininae
Etymology: Cirrhilabrus: Latin, cirrus = curl fringe + Greek, labros = furious (Ref. 45335). More on author: Randall.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 7 - 55 m (Ref. 9710). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2334)
soft rays: 8 - 9. Upper head and body of females yellowish brown with three magenta stripes; lower head and body lavender and white; subadult females with red stripes and a small black spot at the upper base of the caudal fin. Males exhibit the same linear pattern but the two magenta stripes are edged in yellow, and the ventral portions of the body is deep lavender-pink.
Western Central Pacific: New Caledonia and the Loyalty Islands to the Great Barrier Reef.
Found over rubble patches of seaward and back reef slopes (Ref. 9710).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E. and R. Lubbock, 1982. Three new labrid fishes of the genus Cirrhilabrus from the southwestern Pacific. Occ. Pap. Ber. P. Bishop Mus. 25(2):12 p. (Ref. 9060)
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 (0.00639 - 0.03272), b=2.94 (2.74 - 3.14), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .