Cirrhilabrus cyanopleura, Male, WA, Australia. Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Cirrhilabrus cyanopleura, Juvenile, Japan. Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Cirrhilabrus cyanopleura, Male, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Photo: Graham Edgar
Cirrhilabrus cyanopleura, Bali, Indonesia. Photo: Ian Shaw
Cirrhilabrus cyanopleura, Female, WA, Australia. Photo: Rick Stuart-SmithWA
Rounded blue to olive head, dark purple rear scale edges on rear half of body, pale belly and red dorsal fin. Females brown with fine pale spots and a pale belly. Juveniles red-brown with white tip on snout and dark spot on tail base. Juvenile and female patterning very common among Cirrhilabrus species so best distinguished by presence of males.
Max Size: 15 cm
Depth: 2-30 m
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
Threats: Exploitation, Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Data Deficient
Occurrence: Frequent (18% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Large aggregations (100 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.