Finespot Wrasse, Cirrhilabrus punctatus Randall & Kuiter 1989

Other Names: Black-finned Wrasse, Dotted Wrasse, Fine-spotted Fairy-wrasse, Fine-spotted Wrasse, Small-spotted Wrasse

A Finespot Wrasse, Cirrhilabrus punctatus, on the lagoon entrance channel, Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. Source: Graham Edgar / Lizard Island Field Guide, License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike


Terminal-phase males
• Upper two-thirds of head and body reddish-brown to dark grey
• Lower part of head and body abruptly white
• Dorsal and anal fins mostly red with broad black basal stripes
• Pectoral-fin base with a broad black bar

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Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37384083

Biology:Changes sex

Conservation:IUCN: Least Concern

Depth:2-32 m

Fishing:Aquarium industry

Habitat:Coral reefs

Max Size:13 cm TL

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