Cirrhilabrus tonozukai Allen & Kuiter, 1999
Tono's wrasse
Cirrhilabrus tonozukai
photo by Tanaka, H.

Family:  Labridae (Wrasses), subfamily: Cheilininae
Max. size:  7.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 15 - 40 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. Juveniles and females similar to several other species and identification depends on the presence of a male that has a long dorsal filament and red anal fin, latter may look black in natural light (Ref. 48636).
Biology:  Occurs on open hard-bottom substrates with algae and sparse coral growth, usually in strong current zones. Juveniles and females in small groups, sometimes with several males of which largest is dominating (Ref. 48636).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 10 March 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 13.07.02
Modified by: Santos, Kristine - 24.07.13

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