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Fairy or Velvet Wrasses, the Genus Cirrhilabrus, pt. 2

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By Bob Fenner

Cirrhilabrus marjorie Pix by Hiroyuki Tanaka

Cirrhilabrus marjorie Allen, Randall & Carlson 2003, Marjorie's Wrasse. W. Central Pacific; Fiji. To 5.8 cm. http://fishbase.sinica.edu.tw/Summary/ speciesSummary.php?ID=61859& genusname=Cirrhilabrus&speciesname =marjorie

Pix by Hiroyuki Tanaka at right, below by Lemon Tyk


Cirrhilabrus melanomarginatus Randall & Shen 1978. Female pic courtesy of Lemon Tea

Cirrhilabrus naokoae, a new species 6/24/09
Dear Bob,
<Hiroyuki!>
How do you do ? I am so fine.
<Ah good>
I can show you the photos of the species here.
You may use for your site if you like.
All The Best, Hiroyuki
<Thank you Hiro-san, and congratulations on the co-authorship/description of this new species. Will post with credit to you. Bob Fenner>

Cirrhilabrus punctatus Randall & Kuiter 1989, the Dotted Wrasse. Western Pacific, Australia to Fiji. To five and a half inches length. Below, a juvenile (typical looking for the genus) in Australia and a female and male in Fiji.

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Cirrhilabrus pylei Allen & Randall 1996. Western Pacific; Papua New Guinea. To three inches overall length. Found in 72-86 meters of water according to fishbase.org. Aquarium photos of three males. The first two are 9 cm., by Hiroyuki Tanaka at 7 and 11 cm., the last by RMF.
 
Cirrhilabrus randalli Allen 1995.  
Cirrhilabrus rhomboidalis Randall 1988, the Rhomboid Wrasse. Western Central Pacific: Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands. To 8.5 cm. length. Aquarium photos of three males. The first two are 9 cm., by Hiroyuki Tanaka at 7 and 11 cm., the last by RMF.
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Cirrhilabrus roseafascia Randall & Lubbock 1982.
Pic of a young male by Lemon Tea
Cirrhilabrus rubrimarginatus Randall 1992. Western Pacific. To five inches in length.

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Cirrhilabrus rubripinnis Randall & Carpenter 1980, the Redfin Wrasse. Western central Pacific. Imported from the Philippines. A tough fish where collected, shipped properly. Shown: a male and female in N. Sulawesi.

Cirrhilabrus rubrisquamis Randall & Emery 1983. Maldives and Chagos Archipelago in the mid Indian Ocean. Two aquarium pix of males. To three inches in length.

Cirrhilabrus rubriventralis Springer & Randall 1974, the Social Wrasse. Western Indian Ocean, including the northern Red Sea. To three inches in length. Images of aquarium specimens of males by RMF and Hiroyuki Tanaka.

Cirrhilabrus sanguineus Cornic 1987. Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius. Images of a 5.5 cm. male aquarium specimens by Hiroyuki Tanaka.


Cirrhilabrus scottorum Randall & Pyle 1989, Scott's Wrasse. South Pacific. To five inches in length. At right: An Australian specimen pic by PeggyN of www.all-reef.com Below: Here is one in a cubicle at Chip Boyle's collection business in Roratonga, Cook Islands, the other at a S. Cal. retailers and lastly a 10 cm. male by Hiroyuki Tanaka. Very bottom Mich and BobF at Interzoo 08.

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Cirrhilabrus solorensis, Redheaded or Solar Fairy Wrasse. Male in an aquarium, females in Gili Air, Lombok and N. Sulawesi, Indonesia (1); Only comes out of Indonesia. http://fishbase.sinica.edu.tw/ Summary/speciesSummary.php?ID=60815&genusname=
Cirrhilabrus&speciesname=solorensis

Cirrhilabrus temminckii Bleeker 1853, the Threadfin Wrasse.
Cirrhilabrus tonozukai Allen & Kuiter 1999, Tonozuka's Fairy Wrasse. Western Pacific; Indonesia. At right, a young male of 5 cm. by Hiroyuki Tanaka. Below, females and two displaying males in Sulawesi by RMF, second row, aquarium photos of a male, females by Hiroyuki Tanaka

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Cirrhilabrus walindi Allen & Randall 1996.
Cirrhilabrus sp. U1.

Bibliography/Further Reading:

Chlupaty, Peter. 1976. The Flame Wrasse. Aquarium Digest International #15, 76; TFH 10/82.

Chlupaty, Peter. 1989. The Aqaba red-bellied wrasse, Cirrhilabrus rubriventralis. TFH 4/89.

Gonzalez, Deane. 1979. The exquisite Hawaiian Flame Wrasse. FAMA 6/79.

Howe, Jeffrey. 1992. Original descriptions: Cirrhilabrus lunatus Randall & Masuda 1991. FAMA 10/92.

Howe, Jeffrey. 1993. Original Descriptions: Cirrhilabrus lanceolatus Randall & Masuda 1991. FAMA 10/93.

Howe, Jeffrey. 1995. Original Descriptions: Cirrhilabrus katherinae Randall 1992. FAMA 7/95.

Michael, Scott W. 1995. Fishes for the marine aquarium, part 9,10; wrasses- fairy wrasses (Cirrhilabrus); flashers, lined and Maori. AFM 6,7/95.

Michael, Scott W. 1997. Fairy Wrasses. You can't go wrong by choosing among the species in this group. AFM 12/97.

Privitera, Lisa A. The Hawaiian flame wrasse Cirrhilabrus jordani Snyder. FAMA 9/92.

Takeshita, Glenn Y. 1977. Hawaiian flame wrasse. TFH 7(8):77.

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