Cirrhilabrus melanomarginatus Randall & Shen, 1978
Blackfin fairy-warsse
Cirrhilabrus melanomarginatus
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Labridae (Wrasses), subfamily: Cheilininae
Max. size:  13 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 6 - 40 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Malaysia (Layang Layang Atoll), Philippines (Palawan), Taiwan, and Japan (Ryukyu and Izu Islands).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 11-11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 9-9
Biology:  Usually occurs over rocky bottoms.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 25 March 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 10.03.93
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 24.07.13

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