Found over rubble on outer reef slopes up to at least 30 m depth (Ref. 31269). Closely related to C. flavidorsalis and females look almost identical (Ref. 48636).
- Randall, J.E. and A. Kunzmann 1998 Cirrhilabrus adornatus, a new species of labrid fish from Sumatra. Rev. Fr. Aquariol. 25:41-44. (Ref. 31269) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=31269&speccode=56636
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