Rosy-scales fairy-wrasse

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Rosy-scales fairy-wrasse
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Rosy-scales fairy-wrasse at London Zoo.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Labridae
Genus: Cirrhilabrus
Species: C. rubrisquamis
Binomial name
Cirrhilabrus rubrisquamis

The rosy-scales fairy-wrasse, Cirrhilabrus rubrisquamis, is a species of wrasse native to the western Indian Ocean islands of the Maldives and the Chagos Archipelago. It is found on coral reefs at depths between 41 and 48 m (135 and 157 ft). It can reach a standard length of 7.2 cm (2.8 in).[2] This species is found in the aquarium trade.[1]


  1. ^ a b Rocha, L. 2010. Cirrhilabrus rubrisquamis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. Downloaded on 03 November 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Cirrhilabrus rubrisquamis" in FishBase. August 2013 version.