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RED-MARGINED WRASSE Cirrhilabrusrubhmarginatus SEE: to 15 cm (6 in.) Wrasses - Labridae

ID: TP - Blue to lavender to pink; fine yellow lines on head, often rows of red spots on body, broad red margin on tail and rear half of dorsal fin. IP - Similar, but lack red tail margin. Form small groups. Sand and rubble with patch reefs in 25 -52 m. West Pacific: Indonesia and Palau to Fiji and Tonga, north to S.W. Japan.

SAMOA WRASSE Cirrhilabrus walshi

ID: TP - Blotchy orange-red with yellowish underside, yellowish dorsal fin and red tail with white spotted borders Form aggregations over rubble bottoms. Seaward reefs in 5-30 m.

Localized: Known only from Samoa.

MAGENTA-STREAKED WRASSE Cirrhilabrus laboutei

ID: TP - Pattern of curved red and yellow-orange lines on upper body, white below; diagonal magenta band at pectoral fin base. Solitary or form small groups. Rubble bottoms near coral reefs in 8-55 m.

Localized: Coral Sea, New Caledonia including Loyalty Is.

YELL0WFIN FAIRY FLASHER Cirrhilabrus (lavianalis

ID: TP - White to pinkish with red upper head; 2 wide red bars on forebody, broad yellow margin on dorsal fin. IP - Red; small black spot on upper tail base. Rubble bottoms among coral patches in 12-30 m.

Asian Pacific: Indonesia and Philippines.

Exquisite Wrasse - IP

ID: Shades of brown; large black spot on upper tail base.

EXQUISITE WRASSE Cinhilabius exquisitus

ID: TP - Shades of green; bright red margins on dorsal and anal fins, narrow blue stripe from mid-body to tail, large black spot on upper tail base. 2-3 blue line markings on head. Solitary. Seaward reefs in areas of current in 5 -35 m. Indo-Pacific: E. Afnca to the Tuamotu Is. in French Polynesia. - S. Japan to Great Barrier Reef.

Exquisite Wrasse - IP

ID: Shades of brown; large black spot on upper tail base.

Orangeback Wrasse - TP Variation

ORANGEBACK WRASSE Cmhilabrus lubbocki

ID: TP - Orange to yellow upper head, back and dorsal fin, purplish white below; row of maroon to purple spots on back and another on middle of tail base with white stripe between. Solitary or form groups. Rubble bottoms next to seaward coral reefs in 4-45 m.

Orangeback Wrasse - TP Variation

ID: Bright yellow to orange upper head, back and dorsal fin, red to purple below; both variations have yellow pectoral fins. IP - Both variations have red area with small black spot on upper tail base.

DOTTED WRASSE Cirrhilabruspunctatus

ID: TP - Gray to blue-green with numerous light blue body spots; dark bar on base of pectoral fin, darkstripe along base of dorsal and anal fins; very long ventral fins. Solitary or from small groups. Rubble areas next to reefs in lagoons and on seaward slopes in 2-32 m.

West Pacific: Papua New Guinea and E. Australia to Tonga.

Dotted Wrasse - IP

ID: Red to reddish brown with numerous light blue body spots; black bar on base of pectoral fin and on front of dorsal fin. When transforming into a TP ventral fins elongate first after which colors change Juvenile - Red. but body spots of IP absent or less prominent; dark spot on base of pectoral another on fore dorsal fin and a 3rd on upper base of tail.

Asian Pacific: Indonesia and Philippines.

Redtailed Wrasse - Variatian

REDTAILED WRASSE Cirrhilabrus scottorum

ID: TP - Shades of green with pale yellow to reddish underside; red to reddish tail, red to yellow dorsal fin and dark blue anal fin; black speckles on upper forebody. Solitary or form groups. Coral or rubble of outer slopes in 3 -40 m. South Pacific: Coral Sea to Society and Tuamotu Is. in French Polynesia and east to Pitcairn Is.

Redtailed Wrasse - Variatian

ID: Shades of dark blue-green with large brilliant red patch covering most of side, all variations have black speckles on upper forebody.

Redtailed Wrasse - Variation

ID: Shades of green with brilliant red mid-body patch on side, black speckles on upper forebody.

PEACOCK WRASSE Cirrhilabrus temminckii

ID: IP - Shades of brown to red, whitish belly; two narrow blue to green body stripes, red dorsal and anal fins with blackish bases, blue spots on tail. TP - Similar, but stripes thinner. Form groups with a few males. Rubble of seaward reefs in 6-20 m. Asian Pacific: Indonesia to Papua New Guinea. - S. Japan to W. Australia.

WALINDI WRASSE Cirrhilabrus walrndi

ID: TP - Pink with yellow wash on back; dorsal, anal and ventral fins yellowish with blue or magenta borders, two black blotches on dorsal fin. Solitary or form small groups. Rubble bottoms next to coral patches on seaward slopes in 10-65m.

Localized: Papua New Guinea and Solomon Is. 200

Walindi Wrasse - IP

ID: Salmon to pinkish; small black spot on upper tail base. Form groups, often accompanied by a single male.

Morrison's Wrasse - IP

ID: Red body, white belly; pair of narrow white or light blue lines on upper head and adjacent body. Usually form small groups accompanied by 1 - 2 males.

MORRISON'S WRASSE Cinhilabrus morrisoni

ID: TP ■ Reddish to purple-brown upper body, white below, black dorsal, anal and ventral fins: long heavy 1st dorsal spine. Form small groups. Rubble and Halimeda algae beds at base of seaward slopes in 20-40 m Localized: Hibernia Reef off N.W. Australia.

Morrison's Wrasse - IP

ID: Red body, white belly; pair of narrow white or light blue lines on upper head and adjacent body. Usually form small groups accompanied by 1 - 2 males.

Cirrhilabrus Walshi Coral Sea

ORANGEBACK WRASSE Cinhilabrus aurantidorsalis S0L0R WRASSE Cinhilabrus solorensis

SIZE: to 10 cm (4 in.) Wrasses - Labridae SIZE: to 12 cm (5 in.) Wrasses - Labndae

ID: IP - Bright orange upper body and violet to blue lower body. ID: TP - Upper body orange in highly vanable amounts, head

TP - Develop long filamentous ventral fins. Form groups. and lower body violet to lavender. Solitary or with several

Rubble bottoms and adjacent coral reefs of lagoons and females. Rubble areas near coral reefs in 5-35 m.

seaward slopes in 10-25 m. Localized: Indonesia. Localized: Togean Is. in Tomini Bay, E. Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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