Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Occurs inshore (Ref. 75154). Relatively common on sloping rubble bottoms (Ref. 31120).
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Distribution

Range Description

This species is found only in Papua New Guinea and the northern Great Barrier Reef.
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Western Pacific: Papua New Guinea.
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New Guinea.
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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: 80 mm TL
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Max. size

8.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 31120))
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Type Information

Paratype for Cirrhilabrus condei Allen & Randall
Catalog Number: USNM 342048
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): J. Randall
Year Collected: 1995
Locality: Papua New Guinea, Milne Bay Province, Samarai Island, Off Dock, Papua New Guinea, Pacific
Depth (m): 16 to 16
  • Paratype: Allen, G. R. & Randall, J. E. 20 Dec. 1996. Revue Francaise d'Aquariologie, Herpetologie. 23 (3-4): 102, figs 1-2.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found on reef and rubble from 5-70 m.

Systems
  • Marine
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Environment

reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 5 - 70 m (Ref. 31120)
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Depth range based on 5 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 6.5 - 70.1
  Temperature range (°C): 25.637 - 25.637
  Nitrate (umol/L): 2.503 - 2.503
  Salinity (PPS): 35.274 - 35.274
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.163 - 4.163
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.312 - 0.312
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.768 - 0.768

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 6.5 - 70.1
 
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Depth: 5 - 70m.
From 5 to 70 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated.
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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 common throughout its range. 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
This species is common on slopes of rubble bottom. Currently, population size or trends have not been assessed. This 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. It is exploited in the aquarium trade, although it is not commonly traded.
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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 range overlaps several marine protected areas within its distribution.
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