scott's wrasse

Scientific name Cirrhilabrus scottorum
Descriptor Randall & Pyle
Year of description 1989
IUCN category LC
Family Labridae
Genus Cirrhilabrus
Cirrhilabrus scottorum Cirrhilabrus scottorum


Cirrhilabrus scottorum, commonly known as scott's wrasse, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    10 cm
  • Maximum size
    13 cm
  • Shape
  • Average size
    10 cm
  • Maximum size
    13 cm
  • Shape

How to recognize the scott's wrasse ?

The scott's wrasse measures between 10 and 13 cm. This fish is multicolore with a predominantly rouge, jaune, bleu, vert, orange and violet body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

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

The scott's wrasse is a fish living in small groups naturally found near the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

Although the scott's wrasse is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.


  • Reproduction

The scott's 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
    25 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    3 - 40 m

Biotope presentation

The scott's wrasse is most often found at a depth between 3m and 40m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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