Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Occurs in small groups along reef edges with rubble patches in depths to about 25 m. Juveniles in small groups in shallower depths (Ref. 48636). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
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Distribution

Range Description

This species is known only from Tomini Bay, Indonesia.
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Indonesia.
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Western Central Pacific: Indonesia.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

9.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 48636))
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Diagnostic Description

Recognized by the yellow-to orange back in all but very small juveniles. Males more orange and have a dark-red crown-like mark on the head (Ref. 48636).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in small groups along reef edges with rubble patches in depths to about 15-30 m. Juveniles are found in small groups in shallower depths (Kuiter and Tonozuka 2001).

Systems
  • Marine
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Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range ? - 15 m (Ref. 40966)
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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 Tomini Bay, Indonesia. There is no population information available for this species. Even though this species is commercialized in the aquarium trade, it is not commonly traded and does not reach a very high value. It is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
Currently, population size or trends for this species have not been assessed. It 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 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 occurs within the Tomini Bay Marine Protected Area.
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Wikipedia

Cirrhilabrus aurantidorsalis

The orangeback fairy-wrasse, Cirrhilabrus aurantidorsalis, is a species of wrasse endemic to the Pacific waters of Indonesia. It inhabits coral reefs and can be found at depths from 10 to 25 m (33 to 82 ft). This species can reach a total length of 10 cm (3.9 in).[2] It can be found in the aquarium trade.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rocha, L. 2010. Cirrhilabrus aurantidorsalis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 03 November 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Cirrhilabrus aurantidorsalis" in FishBase. August 2013 version.


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