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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found over rubble on outer reef slopes up to at least 30 m depth (Ref. 31269). Closely related to C. flavidorsalis and females look almost identical (Ref. 48636).
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Distribution

Range Description

This species is known only from Indonesia (western Sumatra and the Mentawai Islands).
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Sumatra, Indonesia.
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Eastern Indian Ocean: known only from Indonesia (Sumatra and the Mentawai Islands).
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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

6.3 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 31269))
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Diagnostic Description

Scales above lateral line to origin of dorsal fin 1.5. Caudal fin of females slightly rounded or truncate, double emarginate or emarginate in males. Males whitish to pale pink with two large triangular bright red blotches dorsoanteriorly on body and a broad red border on dorsal fin except posteriorly (some with a longitudinal row of small black spots near middle of fin); females red, shading to white ventrally on head and abdomen, with a black spot three-fourths orbit diameter posteriorly on side of caudal peduncle above lateral line (Ref. 31269).
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Type Information

Paratype for Cirrhilabrus adornatus Randall & Kunzmann
Catalog Number: USNM 345505
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): J. Randall
Year Collected: 1997
Locality: Indonesia: Mentawai Islands (Off Sumatra), Siberut Island, Off Entrance To Sarabua Bay, Sumatra, Indonesia, Pacific
Depth (m): 12 to 12
  • Paratype: Randall, J. E. & Kunzmann, A. 1998. Revue Francaise d'Aquariologie, Herpetologie. 25 (1-2): 41, figs 1-4.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is reef-associated from 10-30 m (Randall and Kunzman 1998). This species is found in rubble and sandy areas.

Systems
  • Marine
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Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 10 - 30 m (Ref. 31269)
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Depth range based on 10 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 12 - 13

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 12 - 13
 
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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 western Sumatra. There is no population information. 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 have not been assessed for this species. This species is not considered to be very common. 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. It is not known to occur in any marine protected areas.
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