Finespot Wrasse (species: Cirrhilabrus punctatus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Cirrhilabrus punctatus
Finespot Wrasse

©Lyle Vail: Male Cirrhilabrus punctatus at North Point, Lizard Island. Note very long ventral fins.

©Graham Edgar: Cirrhilabrus punctatus at lagoon entrance channel, Lizard Island. Note dark bar at base of pectoral fin.

©Lyle Vail: A group of Cirrhilabrus punctatus at North Point, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Labridae
Genus Cirrhilabrus
Species Cirrhilabrus punctatus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 13 cm (Length)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen and M.V. Erdmann, G.R. (2012). Reef fishes of the East Indies. Volumes I-III in: Reef fishes of the East Indies. Tropical Reef Research, Perth, Australia. LIRS catalog number 90162.
  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Other references

  • Bellwood, D.R. and P.C. Wainwright (2001). Locomotion in labrid fishes: implications for habitat use and cross-shelf biogeography on the Great Barrier Reef, Coral Reefs, 20: 139-150. LIRS catalog number 787.
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