Found in deep coastal to outer reef drop-offs and steep slopes. Occurs over rubble or sandy bottoms with small isolated patch reefs of low profile. Juveniles solitary among large rubble, usually in 2-30 m depth. Adults in loose aggregations in moderate depths, usually 40 m or more around patch reef (Ref. 48636).
- Randall, J.E. 1992 A review of the labrid fishes of the genus Cirrhilabrus from Japan, Taiwan and the Mariana Islands, with descriptions of two new species. Micronesica 25(1):99-121. (Ref. 5278)
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