Rosey-scaled Fairy Wrasse

(Cirrhilabrus rubrisquamis)

Cirrhilabrus rubrisquamis is a species of reef-associated fish belonging to the family Labridae, commonly known as the red-lined wrasse or the red velvet fairy wrasse. Here are some key characteristics and information about Cirrhilabrus rubrisquamis:

  1. Physical Appearance: The Rosey-scaled Fairy Wrasse is known for its vibrant coloration. It has a predominantly red body with scales outlined in bright white or pink, giving it a striking appearance. The fins may also have accents of yellow or orange.
  2. Size: This species typically grows to a maximum length of about 7-8 centimeters (approximately 2.75-3 inches).
  3. Distribution: Cirrhilabrus rubrisquamis is found in the tropical waters of the western Pacific Ocean, particularly around coral reefs in areas like the Philippines, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea.
  4. Habitat: These wrasses inhabit reef slopes and outer reef areas, where they can be found swimming among coral branches and rocky crevices. They prefer areas with rich coral growth and are often seen near steep drop-offs or walls.