Information on Blue Throat Fairy Wrasse
Cirrhilabrus Cynogularis is the formal title for a “new” species of fairy wrasse, which has been a popular fish in aquariums for a long time. It shares some characteristics with common species, like Tonozuka’s wrasse and the redfin wrasse, the blue-throated fairy wrasse finally has an official name. The name itself suggests that males in Cirrhilabrus Cynogularis have a massive blue patch over the “throat” below the eye, gills, and the belly, which extends on the sides, all the way into the pectoral fins. Males in C. rubripinnis have also a blue patch on the throat, however it’s much smaller and less visible than C. cyanogularis.