Cirrhilabrus rubrimarginatus Randall, 1992
Red-margined wrasse
Cirrhilabrus rubrimarginatus
photo by Tanaka, H.

Family:  Labridae (Wrasses), subfamily: Cheilininae
Max. size:  12.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 25 - 52 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: north to the Ryukyu Islands, through the Philippines, Palau, and Indonesia to Vanuatu, Fiji, and Tonga.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 11-11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 9-9
Biology:  Found in deep coastal to outer reef drop-offs and steep slopes. Occurs over rubble or sandy bottoms with small isolated patch reefs of low profile. Juveniles solitary among large rubble, usually in 2-30 m depth. Adults in loose aggregations in moderate depths, usually 40 m or more around patch reef (Ref. 48636).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 10 March 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 10.03.93
Modified by: Santos, Kristine - 25.11.03

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