Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is found in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.
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Papua New Guinea; observed at the Solomon Islands and Other areas in Papus New Guinea, including the Bismark Archipeago.
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Western Pacific: Papua New Guinea and the Solomons.
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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

Max. size

8.5 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 78106))
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Diagnostic Description

This species has the following characters: D XI, 9; A III, 9; pectoral rays 15; lateral-line scales 14-17 + 6-9; median predorsal scales 6; cheek below eye with horizontal scale rows of 2; gill rakers 17-20; body depth 3.0-3.1 in SL; head length 3.1-3.3 in SL; snout length 3.6-4.0 in head; adult male with median head profile slightly concave at interorbital; rounded caudal fin; males with elongate and filamentous pelvic fins, reaching level of posterior half of anal fin; live colour pattern of terminal phase (male) includes a general purplish body, grading to blue ventrally and greenish or yellowish brown dorsally, with a broad purple stripe along the basal half of the otherwise pale yellow dorsal fin, and a thin purple bar across the violet-coloured pectoral-fin base; color in initial phase mainly dull purplish red with a small blackish spot on dorsal portion of caudal peduncle (Ref. 78106).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits lagoons, seaward reef slopes exposed to current (R. Myers pers. comm. 2008). It is found from five to 30 m over coral and rubble.

Systems
  • Marine
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Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 6 - 12 m (Ref. 78106)
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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 through its range in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. It is occasionally found in the aquarium trade (probably traded as C. punctatus). It is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
Currently, population size or trends have not been assessed, it is a recently described species. It is considered common in most of its range. 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, although it is potentially exploited by the aquarium trade, but is not targeted.
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Least Concern (LC)
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no known species specific conservation measures in place for this species. This species range overlaps the Kimbe Bay Marine Protected Area.
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Wikipedia

Beau's wrasse

Beau's wrasse, Cirrhilabrus beauperryi, is a species of wrasse native to the western Pacific ocean. This species can reach a standard length of 8.5 cm (3.3 in). It can be found at depths from 5 to 32 m (16 to 105 ft), most often between 6 and 12 m (20 and 39 ft).[2] Its coloration varies, ranging from light blue to pink. It can be found in the aquarium trade.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rocha, L., 2010. Cirrhilabrus beauperryi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 11 January 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Cirrhilabrus beauperryi" in FishBase. April 2006 version.


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