Cirrhilabrus rubripinnis Randall & Carpenter, 1980
Redfin wrasse
photo by Tanaka, H.

Family:  Labridae (Wrasses), subfamily: Cheilininae
Max. size:  9.1 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 2 - 40 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Philippines and Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 11-11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 9-9. Males appear much larger and has large dorsal and anal fins that are bright red and spread during display. It has red ventral fins with extremely long filaments (Ref. 48636).
Biology:  Occurs over rubble or low patch reefs in areas of current. Occurs in small groups, each with a single male dominating (Ref. 48636). Feeds on zooplankton in the water column. Collected using rotenone.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 February 2009 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 09.05.95
Modified by: Santos, Kristine - 03.05.13
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 23.10.95

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