Cirrhilabrus scottorum, Male, QLD, Australia, Photo: Graham Edgar
Cirrhilabrus scottorum, Male. Photo: Graham Edgar
Variable colouring but usually greenish upper body with pale pink or orange underside, fine black spots on the head and front of body, yellow marking on pectoral fin base, red or dark patch mid body, yellow snout and trailing filament from centre of tail in large males. Females mainly red. Like other Cirrhilabrus species, juveniles best confirmed by presence of adults and location.
Max Size: 13 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 23.4-29.6°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 4.2
Also referred to as the SGI (Species generalisation index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species.
Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most
hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Infrequent (9% 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: Many (25 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.