Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labridae
(Wrasses) > Cheilininae
Etymology: Cirrhilabrus: Latin, cirrus = curl fringe + Greek, labros = furious (Ref. 45335); efatensis: Named for its type locality, Éfaté Island.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 30 - 60 m (Ref. 116195). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: Vanuatu.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116195); 4.4 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9;
Vertebrae: 25. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D XI,9; A III,9; pectoral-fin rays 15; lateral-line scales 15-17+5-6; 5 median predorsal scales; 2 horizontal scale rows on cheek below eye; gill rakers 14 (14-16); body depth 2.9-3.7 in SL; body width 1.95-2.6 in body depth; head length 2.5-3.2 in SL; snout length 3.7-4.1 in HL; short pelvic fin, not reaching origin of anal fin, 4.55-6.1 in SL; caudal fin is truncate to rounded in females to doubly emarginate in males; large eye, orbit diameter 3.25-3.85 in HL; body colour with abdomen pale yellow, head and anterior portion of body red, posterior body orange-yellow (color in alcohol pale), the males with black submarginal band in caudal fin and soft portion of dorsal fin and first membrane of spinous dorsal-fin black (Ref. 116195)
This species is found above gently sloping bottoms with scattered low outcrops of rocks and rubble (Ref. 116195).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Walsh, F., Y.K. Tea and H. Tanaka, 2017. Cirrhilabrus efatensis, a new species of wrasse (Teleostei: Labridae) from Vanuatu, South Pacific Ocean. J. Ocean Sci. Found. 26:68-79. (Ref. 116195)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01660 (0.00733 - 0.03756), b=2.95 (2.76 - 3.14), 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. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .