Lavender Wrasse, Cirrhilabrus lineatus Randall & Lubbock 1982


Other Names: Lavender Fairy-wrasse, Purplelined Wrasse, Purple-lined Wrasse

A male Lavender Wrasse, Cirrhilabrus lineatus, from the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Source: H. Tanaka / Fishbase. License: CC by Attribution-Noncommercial

Summary:
A lavender-pink wrasse suffused with yellow above, shading to pale yellow or white below, with a solid purple stripe along the back (and belly in males), rows of blue lines breaking up into dashes and dots along the side, and yellow dorsal and anal fins with blue markings. Females are lavender pink becoming pale yellow or white below, lacking bottom blue stripe.

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Dianne J. Bray, Cirrhilabrus lineatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 18 Oct 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/2970

Lavender Wrasse, Cirrhilabrus lineatus Randall & Lubbock 1982

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Distribution

Recorded in Australia from the northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, and reefs in the Coral Sea. Elsewhere, the species occurs in the tropical, south-west Pacific (Coral Sea, New Caledonia and Loyalty Islands). 

Species Citation

Cirrhilabrus lineatus Randall & Lubbock, 1982, Occ. Pap. Bernice P. Bishop Mus. 25(2): 6, pl. IC. Type locality: New Caledonia, 30-40 m. 

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Lavender Wrasse, Cirrhilabrus lineatus Randall & Lubbock 1982

References


Allen, G.R. 1995. A new species of wrasse (Labridae: Cirrhilabrus) from Western Australia. Revue Française d'Aquariologie et Herpétologie 22(1–2): 14-18.

Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls.

Allen, G.R., N.J. Cross, C.J. Allen & M.F. Gomon 2006. Labridae: Labrinae. pp. 1368-1418 in Beesley, P.L. & Wells, A. (eds). Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35 Australia : ABRS & CSIRO Publishing Parts 1-3, 2178 pp.

Kuiter, R.H. 2002. Fairy & Rainbow Wrasses and their Relatives. Chorleywood, U.K. : TMC Publishing 207 pp.

Pollard, D., Rocha, L. & Sadovy, Y.J. 2010. Cirrhilabrus lineatus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. . Downloaded on 10 June 2014.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs.

Randall, J.E. & Lubbock, R. 1982. Three new labrid fishes of the genus Cirrhilabrus from the southwestern Pacific. Occasional Papers of the Bernice P. Bishop Museum 25(2): 1-12 fig. 1

Westneat, M.W. 2001. Labridae. pp. 3381-3467 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 6 pp. 3381-4218.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37384082

Biology:Able to change sex

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:20-55 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:12 cm TL

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