Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labridae
(Wrasses) > Cheilininae
Etymology: Cirrhilabrus: Latin, cirrus = curl fringe + Greek, labros = furious (Ref. 45335); morrisoni: Named in honor of Hugh Morrison, owner of Perth Diving Academy.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 23 - 35 m (Ref. 31119). Tropical, preferred ?
Eastern Indian Ocean: known only from northwestern Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 31119)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9;
Vertebrae: 25. Median predorsal scales 5; a single scale row on cheek; first two dorsal spines in males elevated, forming elongate pennant-like structure, its length 1.6-2.7 in head; caudal fin rounded in juveniles, females, and small males, rhomboid in larger males; pelvic fins of males long and club-shaped, 1.1-1.2 in HL; male reddish or pale orange grading to purple posteriorly on upper two-thirds of head and body with blackish dorsal, anal, and pelvic fins and iridescent blue spots on caudal fin; females mainly reddish; base of pectoral fin black in males and yellow in females.
Occurs inshore (Ref. 75154). Common over flat bottoms covered with dense Halimeda (Ref. 31119) at depths 23-35 m. Forms mixed aggregations with an undescribed Paracheilinus
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Parenti, P. and J.E. Randall, 2000. An annotated checklist of the species of the labroid fish families Labridae and Scaridae. Ichthyol. Bull. J.L.B. Smith Inst. Ichthyol. (68):1-97. (Ref. 35918)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01479 (0.00651 - 0.03363), b=2.94 (2.74 - 3.14), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .