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

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.

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Dianne J. Bray, Cirrhilabrus squirei in Fishes of Australia, accessed 18 Jan 2021,

Squire's Fairy Wrasse, Cirrhilabrus squirei Walsh 2014

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


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.


Dianne J. Bray

Squire's Fairy Wrasse, Cirrhilabrus squirei Walsh 2014


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


Depth:28-65 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish (rare)

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:5.6 cm SL

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