magenta-streaked wrasse

Scientific name Cirrhilabrus laboutei
Descriptor Randall & Lubbock
Year of description 1982
IUCN category LC
Family Labridae
Genus Cirrhilabrus
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Cirrhilabrus laboutei, commonly known as magenta-streaked wrasse, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    10 cm
  • Maximum size
    12 cm
  • Shape
  • Average size
    10 cm
  • Maximum size
    12 cm
  • Shape

How to recognize the magenta-streaked wrasse ?

The magenta-streaked wrasse measures between 10 and 12 cm. This fish is multicolore with a predominantly rouge, jaune, bleu, orange, blanc and violet body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
    living in small groups
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The magenta-streaked wrasse is a fish living in small groups naturally found near the bottom. This species is corallivore .

Although the magenta-streaked wrasse is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.


  • Reproduction

The magenta-streaked wrasse is a fish ovipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    24 - 28 °C
  • Depth
    7 - 55 m

Biotope presentation

The magenta-streaked wrasse is most often found at a depth between 7m and 55m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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