Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labridae
(Wrasses) > Cheilininae
Etymology: Cirrhilabrus: Latin, cirrus = curl fringe + Greek, labros = furious (Ref. 45335); katoi: Named for Mr. Shoichi Kato, who collected the first specimen (holotype).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 20 - 40 m (Ref. 36346). Temperate, preferred ?
Northwest Pacific: Japan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36346); 4.9 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9;
Vertebrae: 25. Median predorsal scales 4-5; horizontal scale rows on cheek below eye 2; body depth 3.3-3.5 in SL; head length 2.5-2.9 in SL; snout length 3.1-3.7 in head; Head and body scarlet above level of lower margin of eye; lower part of body orange-yellow with five broken rose-pink lines; head with several, longitudinal, irregular rose pink lines or rows of spots (Ref. 36346).
Observations at Kashiwa-jima Island and in adjacent waters showed the species to form aggregations comprising one or two males and several females, pairs, or solitary to several females. In some cases, single male appeared to maintain harems of several females. This species often forms aggregations with Cirrhilabrus cyanopleura, C. lunatus, C. rubrimarginatus and C. temminckii, over rocky substrata (Ref. 36346).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Senou, H. and T. Hirata, 2000. A new labrid fish, Cirrhilabrus katoi, from southern Japan. Ichthyol. Res. 47(1):89-93. (Ref. 36346)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01698 (0.00754 - 0.03826), b=2.95 (2.75 - 3.15), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .