Cirrhilabrus bathyphilus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Labridae

Scientific Name: Cirrhilabrus bathyphilus Randall & Nagareda, 2002
Common Name(s):
English Deepwater Wrasse
Taxonomic Notes: Cirrhilabrus bruguieri (Randall, 2004) does not appear to have been published in the literature. It is possibly the same species as C. bathyphilus (R. Myers, pers. comm.. 2008)".

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-03-25
Assessor(s): Rocha, L.
Reviewer(s): Craig, M.T. & Carpenter, K.E.
This species is endemic to the Coral Sea and Chesterfield Bank. There is no population information available for this species. It has very high value in the international aquarium trade (US $250), however it is not very commonly traded and is found in deeper waters. This species is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found in Australia and the Coral Sea (Holmes Reef and Chesterfield Bank).
Countries occurrence:
Australia; New Caledonia
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – western central
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):217
Upper depth limit (metres):5
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Population [top]

Population:Currently, population size or trends have not been assessed. Species is not present in FAO global production estimates.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species inhabits reef and rubble from five to 217 m.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is collected for the aquarium trade. It sells for at least US $250.00 in the United States.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats to this species, although it is exploited in the international aquarium trade.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known species specific conservation measures for this species. This species is not known to occur in any marine protected areas.

Citation: Rocha, L. 2010. Cirrhilabrus bathyphilus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T187427A8532881. . Downloaded on 21 October 2017.
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