Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labridae
(Wrasses) > Cheilininae
Etymology: Cirrhilabrus: Latin, cirrus = curl fringe + Greek, labros = furious (Ref. 45335); bathyphilus: Named for its occurrence in deep water.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 60 - 217 m (Ref. 44203). Tropical
Western Pacific: Coral Sea (Holmes Reef and Chesterfield Bank).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44203)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9;
Vertebrae: 25. Color when preserved pale; males with a broad black submarginal band in dorsal and caudal fins (absent from middle of dorsal fin in large individuals). Lateral line interrupted: pored scales 16-17 + 5 + 1 posterior to caudal-fin base. Median predorsal scales 5. Horizontal scale rows on cheek below eye 2. Eyes large, orbit diameter 3.05-1 in HL. Tongue short and rounded, upper surface with small papillae (Ref. 44203).
Benthic species which inhabits coral reef (Ref. 75154). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Randall, J.E and B.H. Nagareda, 2002. Cirrhilabrus bathyphilus, a new deep-dwelling labrid fish from the Coral Sea. Cybium 26(2):123-127. (Ref. 44203)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 22.6 - 25.6, mean 23.5 (based on 12 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01585 (0.00719 - 0.03491), b=2.96 (2.77 - 3.15), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .