Three New Species of Labrid Fishes of the Genus Cirrhilabrus from the Islands of the Tropical Pacific
John E. Randall and Richard L. Pyle
aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, pp. 89-98, Volume 4, Issue 3 – April 2001
The following three new wrasses of the genus Cirrhilabrus are described from islands of the central and western Pacific: C. claire, from two specimens, an 84.0 mm male and a 72.8 mm female taken in 92 m off Rarotonga, Cook Islands; C. earlei from nine specimens, 45.1-69.1 mm, collected in 80-92 m from Palau; and C. walshi from two male specimens, 56.0-62.8 mm, from 37-46 m off Taumu Bank, Tutuila, American Samoa. Colour illustrations are presented, and comparisons are made with similar species.
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