1.2 Fairy Wrasses: The lunatus group

Cirrhilabrus johnsoni¬†was first described in 1988 based on specimens collected in the Marshall and Caroline islands. This small species served as the twentieth member of a rapidly expanding genus, and was decidedly different with a crescent shaped caudal fin adorned…

Incredibly rare Cirrhilabrus hybrid from RVS FishWorld lands in Iwarna Aquafarm, Singapore

The amazing wrasse pictured above is an incredibly rare fusion between two already rare species. The yet to be described Pintail fairy wrasse (Cirrhilabrus cf. lanceolatus) and the also difficult to obtain Crescent tail fairy wrasse (C. lunatus) sometimes hybridizes…

Tony Vargas’ Cirrhilabrus brunneus: a diabolical looking fairy wrasse

Our very own Tony Vargas recently scored with a most unusual lab rid. The unusually colored fairy wrasse appears to be C. brunneus, a species recently described and previously thought to be a dark color form of Cirrhilabrus lunatus, which…

From Japan with love: Japanese angelfish, Randall’s assessor and crescent-tail fairy wrasse

Route 66 Marine is well known for being a balling coral supplier but as of late they’ve been getting more and more into the rare and unusual marinelife. First it was the true personifer angelfish, Chaetodontoplus personifer, then the Lennard’s…