Exquisite Wrasse (species: Cirrhilabrus exquisitus) in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Cirrhilabrus exquisitus
Exquisite Wrasse


©Renato Morais: Initial phase Cirrhilabrus exquisitus on the exposed side of Palfrey Island, Lizard Island Group. Note distinctive black spot on upper tail base and white patch on tip of snout.

©Renato Morais: Initial phase Cirrhilabrus exquisitus on the exposed side of Palfrey Island, Lizard Island Group.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Labridae
Genus Cirrhilabrus
Species Cirrhilabrus exquisitus

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Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.

Size

  • Up to 7 cm (length of initial phase individuals according to Allen et al, 2003)
  • Up to 12 cm (length of terminal phase individuals according to Allen et al, 2003)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources

References

References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Other references

  • Bellwood, D.R. and P.C. Wainwright (2001). Locomotion in labrid fishes: implications for habitat use and cross-shelf biogeography on the Great Barrier Reef, Coral Reefs, 20: 139-150. LIRS catalog number 787.
  • Wainwright, P.C., D.R. Bellwood, M.W. Westneat, J.R. Grubich and A.S. Hoey (2004). A functional morphospace for the skull of labrid fishes: patterns of diversity in a complex biomechanical system, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 82: 1-25. LIRS catalog number 872.