Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits finely branching corals on protected coral and rubble slopes. Occurs in aggregations (Ref. 37816).
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Distribution

Range Description

This species is found in the Philippines, Indonesia and Palau.
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Western Central Pacific: Philippines (Ref. 44110). Reported from Indonesia (Ref. 26153) and Palau (Ref. 37816).
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Western Pacific: Philippines and eastern Indonesia.
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Physical Description

Morphology

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

Maximum size: 57 mm SL
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Max. size

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

Males highly variable in color with dorsal fin colors from all yellow to red or blue, and body from red to pink or white, depending on mood and stage (Ref. 48636).
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Type Information

Paratype for Cirrhilabrus flavidorsalis Randall & Carpenter
Catalog Number: USNM 219337
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): J. Randall
Year Collected: 1978
Locality: Indonesia; Celebes; Manado Tua (11 Miles NW of Manado); SE Side of Island; Drop -Off At Reef Front, Sulawesi, Indonesia, Pacific
Depth (m): 17 to 28
  • Paratype: Randall, J. E. & Carpenter, K. E. 1980. Revue Francaise d'Aquariologie, Herpetologie. 7 (1): 21.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits rubble areas and finely branching corals on protected coral and rubble slopes, with a depth range of 6-40 m (Myers 1999). It occurs in schools or in small groups.

Systems
  • Marine
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Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 6 - 40 m (Ref. 26153), usually 6 - 28 m (Ref. 37816)
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Depth range based on 3 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 15 - 22

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 15 - 22
 
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Depth: 15 - 40m.
From 15 to 40 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated.
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Trophic Strategy

Inhabits finely branching corals on protected coral and rubble slopes. Occurs in aggregations (Ref. 37816).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Cirrhilabrus flavidorsalis

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There are 10 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.  Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.  See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

CCTCTATCTAGTATTCGGTGCTTGAGCCGGAATAGTCGGCACAGCTTTAAGCCTGCTGATTCGGGCAGAACTAAGCCAACCAGGGGCACTCCTTGGTGATGATCAAATTTATAATGTCATTGTAACTGCGCACGCTTTCGTAATAATCTTTTTTATGGTTATACCTATTATAATTGGGGGTTTTGGAAACTGACTTATTCCTCTAATAATTGGGGCACCTGACATGGCATTCCCACGAATGAACAATATAAGCTTTTGACTCCTCCCCCCGTCCTTCCTCTTATTGCTCGCATCTTCAGGTGTAGAGGCAGGAGCTGGCACAGGATGAACTGTTTATCCCCCATTAGCAGGCAACCTCGCACACGCAGGTGCATCAGTAGACCTAACTATCTTCTCCCTACACCTCGCAGGCATTTCCTCCATCTTGGGTGCCATTAATTTTATTACTACTATTATTAATATAAAACCGCCTGCCATCTCCCAATATCAAACACCATTATTCGTTTGAGCCGTACTTATTACTGCTGTCCTTCTTCTTCTATCACTGCCCGTTTTAGCCGCTGGTATTACCATGCTCTTAACTGACCGAAATCTTAACACCACCTTCTTCGACCCCGCTGGAGGCGGTGACCCCATCCTTTATCAACATCTA
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Cirrhilabrus flavidorsalis

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 10
Specimens with Barcodes: 10
Species With Barcodes: 1
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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
Cheung, W.W.L., Liu, M., Craig, M. & Rocha, L.

Reviewer/s
Sadovy, Y. & Carpenter, K.E.

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is found in Indonesia, Phillippines and Palau. There are no major threats to this species. It is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
There is no population information available for this species.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no major threats known for this species, although it is occasionally collected for the aquarium trade.
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Least Concern (LC)
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no specific conservation measures in place for this species. Its distribution overlaps several marine protected areas within its range.
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Wikipedia

Yellowfin fairy-wrasse

The yellowfin fairy-wrasse, Cirrhilabrus flavidorsalis, is a species of wrasse native to the western Pacific Ocean from Indonesia to the Philippines and Palau. It inhabits coral reefs, living in groups among the branches of branching coral. It can be found at depths from 6 to 40 m (20 to 131 ft), though rsrely deeper than 28 m (92 ft). This species can reach a total length of 6.5 cm (2.6 in).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cheung, W.W.L., Liu, M., Craig, M. & Rocha, L. 2010. Cirrhilabrus flavidorsalis. 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 flavidorsalis" in FishBase. August 2013 version.


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