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).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 35 m (Ref. 89074). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Central Pacific: Fiji Islands and Tonga.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 89074); 3.2 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9;
Vertebrae: 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).
Collected over gentle sloping rubble bottom (Ref. 89074).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Walsh, F. and H. Tanaka, 2012. Cirrhilabrus nahackyi, a new wrasse (Perciformes; Labridae) from the South Pacific. Aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology 18(1):1-8 (Ref. 89074)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01660 (0.00733 - 0.03756), b=2.95 (2.76 - 3.14), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .