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Cirrhilabrus squirei Walsh, 2014

Squire's fairy wrasse
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Labridae (Wrasses) > Cheilininae
Etymology: Cirrhilabrus: Latin, cirrus = curl fringe + Greek, labros = furious (Ref. 45335);  squirei: Named for Lyle Squire of Cairns Marine.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 28 - 65 m (Ref. 118208).   Tropical

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Western Pacific: Australia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 118208)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 9; Vertebrae: 25. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D XI,9 (a female paratype with XII,9); A III,9; pectoral rays 15; lateral line scales 17+7; median predorsal scales 5; horizontal rows of scales on cheek 2; gill rakers 13-15; body depth 2.85-3.40 in SL, width 1.95-2.15 in body depth; head length 2.75-2.90 in SL; snout length 4.1-4.4 in HL; short pelvic fin, not reaching base of the anal fin, 4.15-4.65 in SL; rounded to truncate caudal fin in females and moderately to strongly lunate in males, caudal concavity as great as 0.8 in head; large eye, orbit diameter 3.55-3.90 in HL; colour in life with body yellow shading yellow white on abdomen, 5 irregular red orange bands, yellow dorsal fin with spinous portion having dusky spots on outer part, black on the first membrane, a central lavender band becoming black toward soft rays and soft portion with a black central band abruptly translucent posteriorly, the anal fin yellow, soft portion with a broad lavender black central band becoming narrower on the spinous part, the caudal fin yellow with 7 dusky black tongue-shaped extensions on the innermost rays; colour when preserved, males pale yellow and bands mentioned above on dorsal, anal and caudal fins are dusky to black, paired fins translucent (Ref. 118208).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Walsh, F.M., 2014. Cirrhilabrus squirei, a new wrasse (Perciformes; Labridae) from the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea, Australia. aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology 20(3): 123-130. (Ref. 118208)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .