Cirrhilabrus rubriventralis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Cirrhilabrus rubriventralis
Species Authority: Springer & Randall, 1974
Common Name(s):
English Socia fairy wrasse, Social wrasse
Cirrhilabrus rubiventralis Springer & Randall, 1974

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-03-10
Assessor(s): Rocha, L.
Reviewer(s): Craig, M.T. & Carpenter, K.E.
There is no population information available for this species. Even though C. rubriventralis is commercialized in the aquarium trade, it is not commonly traded, and it is common throughout its relatively wide range. It is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, including Socotra Island and Sri Lanka.
Djibouti; Egypt; Eritrea; Indonesia; Israel; Jordan; Oman; Saudi Arabia; Somalia; Sudan; Yemen
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Indian Ocean – eastern; Indian Ocean – western
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Population [top]

Population: There is no population information available for this species. It is considered common.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits fringing reefs, over coral or rubble bottoms at depths of three to 43 m.
Systems: Marine

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is collected for the aquarium trade, but is not commonly traded. It sells for an average of US $40.00 in the USA.

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known species specific conservation measures in place. This species distribution overlaps several marine protected areas within its range.

Citation: Rocha, L. 2010. Cirrhilabrus rubriventralis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.
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