Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Benthic species which inhabits coral reef (Ref. 75154). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
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Distribution

Range Description

This species is found in Australia and the Coral Sea (Holmes Reef and Chesterfield Bank).
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Southwestern Pacific: Coral Sea.
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Western Pacific: Coral Sea (Holmes Reef and Chesterfield Bank).
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Analspines: 3; Analsoft rays: 9; Vertebrae: 25
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Size

Max. size

7.6 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 44203))
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Diagnostic Description

Color when preserved pale; males with a broad black submarginal band in dorsal and caudal fins (absent from middle of dorsal fin in large individuals). Lateral line interrupted: pored scales 16-17 + 5 + 1 posterior to caudal-fin base. Median predorsal scales 5. Horizontal scale rows on cheek below eye 2. Eyes large, orbit diameter 3.05-1 in HL. Tongue short and rounded, upper surface with small papillae (Ref. 44203).
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Type Information

Paratype for Cirrhilabrus bathyphilus Randall & Nagareda
Catalog Number: USNM 350938
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): R. De Forges
Year Collected: 1988
Locality: Chesterfield Is., Chesterfield Islands, New Caledonia, Coral Sea, Pacific
Depth (m): 217 to 217
  • Paratype: Randall, J. E. & Nagareda, B. H. 2002. Cybium. 26 (2): 124, fig. 1.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits reef and rubble from five to 217 m.

Systems
  • Marine
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Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 60 - 217 m (Ref. 44203)
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Depth range based on 11 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 6 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 7 - 217
  Temperature range (°C): 25.807 - 26.705
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.389 - 2.654
  Salinity (PPS): 34.562 - 35.119
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.221 - 4.612
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.140 - 0.349
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.925 - 6.450

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 7 - 217

Temperature range (°C): 25.807 - 26.705

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.389 - 2.654

Salinity (PPS): 34.562 - 35.119

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.221 - 4.612

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.140 - 0.349

Silicate (umol/l): 0.925 - 6.450
 
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2010

Assessor/s
Rocha, L.

Reviewer/s
Craig, M.T. & Carpenter, K.E.

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Justification
This species is endemic to the Coral Sea and Chesterfield Bank. There is no population information available for this species. It has very high value in the international aquarium trade (US $250), however it is not very commonly traded and is found in deeper waters. This species is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
Currently, population size or trends have not been assessed. Species is not present in FAO global production estimates.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no known major threats to this species, although it is exploited in the international aquarium trade.
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Least Concern (LC)
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no known species specific conservation measures for this species. This species is not known to occur in any marine protected areas.
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Wikipedia

Deepwater wrasse

The deepwater wrasse, Cirrhilabrus bathyphilus, is a species of wrasse native to the Pacific Ocean. It inhabits coral reefs and it can be found at depths from 60 to 217 m (197 to 712 ft).[2] This species can reach a standard length of 7.6 cm (3.0 in). It can be found in the aquarium trade.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rocha, L., 2010. Cirrhilabrus bathyphilus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 06 January 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Cirrhilabrus bathyphilus" in FishBase. April 2006 version.


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