Cirrhilabrus beauperryi Allen, Drew & Barber 2008,

Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Kinch, Jeff, Mana, Ralph, Russell, Barry C., Tully, Dean & White, William T., 2019, Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 810 new records, Zootaxa 4588 (1), pp. 1-360: 226

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Cirrhilabrus beauperryi Allen, Drew & Barber 2008


Cirrhilabrus beauperryi Allen, Drew & Barber 2008  —Purple fairy-wrasse ( Fig. 107View FIGURE 107)

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Ireland by Allen & Erdmann (2012: 651). Photographs of specimens from Kavieng region taken on 1 and 3 June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey. A small school was photographed at Lissenung Island , Kavieng District, 5 m depth, by Dean Tully on 26 June 2013; a video of a specimen taken at Martha's Shoal, off eastern New Hanover, at 7–41 m depth, St. KR 122, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Endemic to northeastern Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. Solitary or in small groups, on coral rubble adjacent to lagoon reefs or slopes of seaward reefs, 5–32 m depth. Marine.