Randall's Wrasse, Cirrhilabrus randalli Allen 1995

Male Randall's Wrasse, Cirrhilabrus randalli, at Rowley Shoals, Western Australia. Source: Rudie H. Kuiter / Aquatic Photographics. License: All rights reserved

A rusty-brown fairy wrasse with a dark bluish-green head and anterior body, a broad bright yellowish stripe along the midside behind the pectoral fin, an oblique dark line on the pectoral-fin base, and a white underside. Juveniles and females are greenish-brown with fine pale blue spots, a pale underside and a black spot on upper tail base that disappears with growth.

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Bray, D.J. 2018, Cirrhilabrus randalli in Fishes of Australia, accessed 26 Nov 2022, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/2275

Randall's Wrasse, Cirrhilabrus randalli Allen 1995

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Endemic to Rowley Shoals and Scott Reef, Western Australia, also Ashmore, Cartier, and Hibernia reefs, Timor Sea, and Flinders Shoal, NE of Darwin, Northern Territory.
Occurs in groups over rubble and coral areas in depths to 40 m.

Species Citation

Cirrhilabrus randalli Allen 1995, Revue Française d'Aquariologie et Herpétologie 22(1–2): 14, figs 1-2. Type locality: Rowley Shoals, WA. 


Bray, D.J. 2018


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Randall's Wrasse, Cirrhilabrus randalli Allen 1995


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

Rocha, L. & Pollard, D. 2010. Cirrhilabrus randalli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T187502A8552777. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-4.RLTS.T187502A8552777.en. Downloaded on 11 December 2018.

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CAAB Code:37384186


Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:10-40 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish (rare)

Habitat:Reef associated


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