Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found in areas with strong current (Ref. 41654).
  • Randall, J.E. and R.L. Pyle 2001 Three new species of labrid fishes of the genus Cirrhilabrus from islands of the tropical Pacific. Aqua J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 4(3):89-98. (Ref. 41654)
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Distribution

Range Description

This species is known only off Rarotonga, Cook Islands.
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Cook Islands.
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Eastern Central Pacific: known only from off Rarotonga, Cook Islands.
  • Randall, J.E. and R.L. Pyle 2001 Three new species of labrid fishes of the genus Cirrhilabrus from islands of the tropical Pacific. Aqua J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 4(3):89-98. (Ref. 41654)
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Analspines: 3; Analsoft rays: 9; Vertebrae: 25
  • Randall, J.E. and R.L. Pyle 2001 Three new species of labrid fishes of the genus Cirrhilabrus from islands of the tropical Pacific. Aqua J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 4(3):89-98. (Ref. 41654)
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Size

Max. size

8.4 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 41654)); 7.28 cm SL (female)
  • Randall, J.E. and R.L. Pyle 2001 Three new species of labrid fishes of the genus Cirrhilabrus from islands of the tropical Pacific. Aqua J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 4(3):89-98. (Ref. 41654)
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Diagnostic Description

Dorsal fin with progressively longer spines; interspinous membranes of dorsal fin of males not reaching above spine tips; caudal fin rounded; pelvic fin of male 3.0 in SL, of female 4.6 in SL; male yellowish dorsally, shading on side to pale lavender-pink; head dusky yellow with purple bands; dorsal fin mainly orange-red with a violet band at base and a narrow dark red margin on spinous and anterior soft portion of fin; caudal fin red with broad distal yellow border containing a submarginal dusky zone in central part; female orange-pink, head suffused with yellow dorsally; a purple band from corner of mouth to upper end of gill opening, then continuing ventrally on edge of opercle; dorsal fin yellow; caudal fin orange, shading outwardly to yellow.
  • Randall, J.E. and R.L. Pyle 2001 Three new species of labrid fishes of the genus Cirrhilabrus from islands of the tropical Pacific. Aqua J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 4(3):89-98. (Ref. 41654)
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Type Information

Paratype for Cirrhilabrus claire Randall & Pyle
Catalog Number: USNM 361529
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): C. Boyle
Year Collected: 1990
Locality: Cook Islands: Rarotonga, NW side off Edgewater Resort, sloping bottom with rubble patches, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Pacific
Depth (m): 92 to 92
  • Paratype: Randall, J. E. & Pyle, R. L. 2001. Aqua: Journal of Ichthyology and Aquatic Biology. 4 (3): 90, fig. 1.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found on reef and rubble from 55-100 m, often in areas with strong current.

Systems
  • Marine
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Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 55 - 100 m (Ref. 41654)
  • Randall, J.E. and R.L. Pyle 2001 Three new species of labrid fishes of the genus Cirrhilabrus from islands of the tropical Pacific. Aqua J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 4(3):89-98. (Ref. 41654)
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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 in deep reefs in Rarotonga. 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, although it is considered common on deep reefs. 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)
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no known species specific conservation measures for this species.
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Wikipedia

Cirrhilabrus claire

Cirrhilabrus claire is a species of wrasse native to the Cook Islands. It inhabits coral reefs and it can be found at depths from 55 to 100 m (180 to 328 ft).[2] This species can reach a standard length of 8.4 cm (3.3 in). It can be found in the aquarium trade.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rocha, L., 2010. Cirrhilabrus claire. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 10 January 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Cirrhilabrus claire" in FishBase. April 2006 version.


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