Conde's Wrasse, Cirrhilabrus condei Allen & Randall 1996

Other Names: Conde's Fairy-wrasse

Conde's Wrasse, Cirrhilabrus condei, from (A) Samarai Island, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, and (B) Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua Province, Indonesia. Source: Gerald R. Allen in Allen, Erdmann & Dailami 2015 Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, Vol 15. License: CC BY Attribution

Male Conde's Wrasse are bright red with a pale stripe along the lower rear, a white lower body, a black dorsal fin with a pale stripe along the base, and a red anal fin. Females are similar with less intense coloration. Juveniles have a black spot on the upper part of the caudal peduncle.

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Conde's Wrasse, Cirrhilabrus condei Allen & Randall 1996

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Northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, and reefs in the Coral Sea. Elsewhere the species occurs in West Papua, Indonesia, NE Papua New Guinea, the Philippines and the Solomon Islands. Inhabits areas of mixed coral and rubble on seaward reef slopes.


Dorsal fin XI, 9: Anal fin III, 9; Pectoral fin 15; Lateral-line scales 16-17 + 8-10; Gill rakers (total first arch) 14-17.


The species is named in honour of Bruno Condé.

Species Citation

Cirrhilabrus condei Allen & Randall 1996, Rev. Franç. d'Aquariol. 23(3-4): 102, figs 1-2. Type locality: south side of Rausch Pass, Madang, Papua New Guinea,


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Conde's Wrasse, Cirrhilabrus condei Allen & Randall 1996


Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp.

Allen, G.R., Erdmann, M.V. & Dailami, M. 2015. Cirrhilabrus marinda, a new species of wrasse (Pisces: Labridae) from eastern Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Vanuatu. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 15: 1-15. PDF Open access

Allen, G.R. & Randall, J.R. 1996. Three new species of wrasses (Labridae: Cirrhilabrus) from Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Revue française d'Aquariologie 23(3-4): 101-112.

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

Rocha, L. 2010. Cirrhilabrus condei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T187440A8536013. Downloaded on 24 August 2016.

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CAAB Code:37384190


Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:5-70 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:8 cm TL

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