Cirrhilabrus marjorie Allen, Randall & Carlson, 2003
Marjorie's Wrasse
photo by Tanaka, H.

 Family:  Labridae (Wrasses), subfamily: Cheilininae
 Max. size:  5.79 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 20 - 50 m
 Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Fiji.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 11-11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 9-9. Diagnosis: Dorsal rays XI, 9; anal rays III, 9; pectoral rays 15; lateral line scales 16 + 7; median predorsal scales 5; horizontal scale rows on cheek below eye 2; gill rakers 18 - 19; body depth 3.1 - 3.2 in SL; head length 3.1 - 3.2 in SL; snout length 3.5 - 4.0 in head; caudal fin of females truncate to slightly emarginate, that of males lunate; pelvic fins of both sexes relatively short, not reaching anal fin origin when depressed; diagnostic live color pattern features of males include brilliant red upper half of head and body, greyish white lower, with four or five purplish stripes on lower half of body, yellow caudal fin, and bold black margins on dorsal and caudal fins; females mainly reddish pink with large and caudal fins; females mainly reddish pink with large black spot at base of uppermost caudal fin rays (Ref. 52303).
 Biology: 
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Busson, Frédéric - 26.10.04
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 16.07.07

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