Squire's Fairy Wrasse, Cirrhilabrus squirei Walsh 2014


Other Names: Orange-striped Wrasse, Squire's Wrasse

Squire's Fairy Wrasse, Cirrhilabrus squirei. Source: Fenton Walsh / AQUA 20(3). License: All rights reserved

Summary:
A reddish-orange fairy wrasse distinguished by its lyre-shaped tail with elongate yellow filaments, and yellow fins with black and lavender-black markings. 
Video of Squire's Fairy Wrasse in an aquarium.

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Cirrhilabrus squirei in Fishes of Australia, accessed 18 Oct 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/5092

Squire's Fairy Wrasse, Cirrhilabrus squirei Walsh 2014

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Distribution

Recorded from the northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, and Holmes Reef in the Coral Sea.

Etymology

Named squirei in honour of Lyle Squire of Cairns Marine.

Species Citation

Cirrhilabrus squirei Walsh 2014, aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology 20(3): 124, Figs. 1-3. Type locality: Holmes Reef, Queensland (16°26.26’S, 147°53.59’E), over rubble bottom, Australia, depth 65 m.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Squire's Fairy Wrasse, Cirrhilabrus squirei Walsh 2014

References


Walsh, F.M. 2014. Cirrhilabrus squirei, a new wrasse (Perciformes; Labridae) from the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea, Australia. aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology 20(3): 123-130.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37384216

Biology:Hermaphrodite

Depth:28-65 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish (rare)

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:5.6 cm SL

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