Cirrhilabrus nahackyi Walsh & Tanaka, 2012
Nahacky's wrasse
Cirrhilabrus nahackyi
photo by Tanaka, H.

Family:  Labridae (Wrasses), subfamily: Cheilininae
Max. size:  6.5 cm SL (male/unsexed); 3.18 cm SL (female)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range - 35 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Fiji Islands and Tonga.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 11-11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 9-9; Vertebrae: 25-25. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D XI,9; A III,9; pectoral fin rays 15; lateral line scales 17+5; median predorsal scales 5; horizontal rows of scales on cheek 2; gill rakers 14-15; body depth 3.00-3.45 in SL, width 2.0-2.2 in body depth; head length 2.7-3.1 in SL; snout length 3.85-4.15 in head length; short pelvic fin and not reaching base of anal fin, 4.3-5.2 in SL; rounded caudal fin; large eye with orbit diameter 3.15-3.85 in HL; color in life, males with abdomen pale yellow, body red dorsally fading to yellowish ventrally, the soft portion of dorsal black outer band and red band mid-dorsally, broader posteriorly, yellow band at base, the spinous part black on the first membrane fading to irregular dusky on yellow toward first soft ray, a thin outer margin violet to pale blue and nape dusky; when preserved pale, males with black submarginal band in dorsal fin and caudal fin translucent (Ref. 89074).
Biology:  Collected over gentle sloping rubble bottom (Ref. 89074).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Busson, Frédéric - 18.01.12
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 16.07.18

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