Cirrhilabrus solorensis Bleeker, 1853
Red-eye wrasse
photo by Frische, J.

Family:  Labridae (Wrasses), subfamily: Cheilininae
Max. size:  11 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 5 - 35 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 11-11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 9-9. Highly variable. Nuptial color can change from normal in seconds. Usually nuptial colors are shown during spawning, but in Tomini Bay it is almost permanent, possibly because of the similar C. aurantidorsalis that often mixes with this species. The eye is bright red and males usually show a dark shading or band along the end of the gill cover (Ref. 48636).
Biology:  Found in coastal to outer reef lagoons on rubble and coral habitats (Ref. 48636).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 10 March 2009 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 04.08.03
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 24.07.13

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