Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labridae
(Wrasses) > Cheilininae
Etymology: Cirrhilabrus: Latin, cirrus = curl fringe + Greek, labros = furious (Ref. 45335); beauperryi: Named for Beau Perry, son of Claire and Noel Perry, supporters of Conservation International.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 5 - 32 m (Ref. 90102), usually 6 - 12 m (Ref. 78106). Tropical
Western Pacific: Papua New Guinea and the Solomons.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78106)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9. 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).
Found solitary or in groups in rubble areas near lagoons and seaward slopes (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Allen, G.R., J. Drew and P. Barber, 2008. Cirrhilabrus beauperryi, a new wrasse (Pisces: Labridae) from Melanesia. Aqua Int. J. Ichthyol. 14(3):129-140. (Ref. 78106)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 27.4 - 29.3, mean 28.8 (based on 551 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01585 (0.00719 - 0.03491), b=2.96 (2.77 - 3.15), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (19 of 100) .