Let Me ID Your Wrasse!

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  1. Aretes

    Aretes Well-Known Member

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    Wondering what species this one is?
     

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    evolved The Wrasse Guy Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award AZ FRAG Member Expert Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Halichoeres melanurus; young male
     
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    Thank you so much!
     
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    I don't get stumped too often any more, but I saw these wrasses at the LFS and have no idea what they are. They have a light green background and orange spots. The LFS could only tell me it is an orange spotted wrasse, which means they have no clue. Looks like halichoeres but I have no clue what kind. maybe a female of some type that is not too popular. IMG_0270.JPG IMG_0277.JPG
     
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    Id? Listed as a lanceolatus
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    eatbreakfast Fish Nerd Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Expert Contributor Partner Member Partner Member 2018

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    Without seeing the pelvic fins, can't say for sure, but it is most likely C. roseafascia, unless it is around $600-900, in which case it may be lanceolatus. If you can find out where it came from, that may help.
     
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    I asked them where it came from and all they knew is it’s a supplier in Florida. I couldn’t find any pics of a juvenile lanceolatus. The wife thinks it might be a C. Rubrisquamis?
     
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    Here is another pic of it!

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  11. eatbreakfast

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    Was the tail pointed or rounded? In the pic it looks pointed, but if it is rounded it very likely is rubrisquamis.
     
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    All the pictures it looks pointed, she may be just holding that way. Idk.
     
  13. Abby

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    Can I get a little help with this one? I know male C. rubrisquamis and female C. Solorensis can be confused and I never learned to tell them apart. Leaning towards the male Red Velvet but I’d like to know how to tell for sure. Thanks! 5F6BE3A4-4019-47BB-B311-735D5DD164BE.jpeg
     
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    Not sure I've ever seen a female C. solorensis, but this looks every bit C. rubrisquamis to me... and a nice one, at that! I should think that the female C. solorensis would be rather smaller . . .

    ~Bruce
     
  15. eatbreakfast

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    That is a male C. rubrisquamis. Female solorensis are confused with male C. cf. cyanopleura, not rubrisquamis.
     
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    20171025_034417.jpg Need I.D. please. Thanks.
     
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    Looks like Cirrhilabrus lubbocki - Lubbock's fairy wrasse - in his display colors. When he's not so excited, the red and blue blotches even out to purple (usually with a few pinkish scales).

    ~Bruce
     
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    Shouldn’t be hard with black line on tail but I’m drawing a blank. Was a mis ship.

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    Edit I just realized how badly my other two wrasse photo-bombed in the second photo! My regal blocked the entire photo the first time around.

    I bet you can ID both of those pretty easily, too. Especially the top one. I won’t spoil the fun.
     
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    Ok my educated guess is CF pylei based on tail and top fins black spot. Face is patterned a bit like a rubrimarginatus genus wrasse. Cirrhilabrus CF Pylei, AKA Sunset Fairy Wrasse
     
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  20. eatbreakfast

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    Agreed with Bruce, C. lubbocki, Bali variant.
    You're right C. cf. pylei.
     
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