Cirrhilabrus rubrimarginatus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Labridae

Scientific Name: Cirrhilabrus rubrimarginatus Randall, 1992
Common Name(s):
English Pink-margin wrasse, Red-margined wrasse, Red margin fairy wrasse

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.
Even though this species is commercialized in the aquarium trade, it is not commonly traded, and it is common throughout its range. It is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from the north of the Ryukyu Islands, Japan through the Philippines, Sabah (Malaysia), Palau, and Indonesia to Vanuatu, Fiji, and Tonga. It has also been reported from Cocos-Keeling Islands (R. Myers pers. comm. 2009).
Countries occurrence:
Fiji; Indonesia; Japan; Malaysia; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Solomon Islands; Taiwan, Province of China; Tonga; Vanuatu
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Indian Ocean – eastern; Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – northwest; Pacific – western central
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):52
Upper depth limit (metres):2
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Population [top]

Population:This species is common in some parts of its range. It is considered occasional in Tonga and Vanuatu.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found in deep coastal to outer reef drop-offs and steep slopes. It occurs over rubble or sandy bottoms with small isolated patch reefs of low profile. Juveniles are solitary among large rubble, usually in 2-30 m depth. Adults are found in loose aggregations in moderate depths, usually 40 m or more around patch reef.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is exported for the aquarium trade, but is not commonly targeted or traded. It sells for an average of US $80.00 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 range overlaps several marine protected areas within its distribution.

Citation: Rocha, L. 2010. Cirrhilabrus rubrimarginatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T187801A8632464. . Downloaded on 22 October 2017.
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