Hawaiian Flame Wrasse

(Cirrhilabrus jordani)
Cirrhilabrus jordani, commonly known as Jordan’s fairy wrasse, is a species of colorful reef fish belonging to the family Labridae. Here are some key characteristics and information about this species:
  1. Distribution: Jordan’s fairy wrasse is found in the Western Pacific Ocean, specifically in the waters around Fiji, Tonga, and Samoa. It inhabits coral reefs and lagoons, typically at depths ranging from 5 to 30 meters (15 to 100 feet).
  2. Appearance: This wrasse species is known for its vibrant and varied coloration. Adult males have a predominantly pink to reddish body with a distinctive purple face and throat area. They also display striking blue lines or spots along the body, which can vary depending on the individual and geographical location. Females and juveniles have a more subdued coloration, often with shades of orange or yellow.
  3. Size: Jordan’s fairy wrasse typically grows to a maximum length of about 8 cm (3 inches).
  4. Behavior: These wrasses are known for their active and social behavior, often seen swimming in small groups or harems. They feed primarily on small invertebrates and zooplankton, foraging among coral branches and rock crevices.