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Species Coris bulbifrons Randall & Kuiter, 1982

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  • Type data:
     Holotype BPBM 14869, Lord Howe Island.
    Paratype(s) AM I.1947; BMNH 1981.2.11.2; BPBM 14845; USNM 225236; AM I.1957 2 specimens; AM I.1958; AM I.4644; AM I.7055; AM I.13678; AM I.15874-001; AM I.17359-021; AM I.17360-016; AM I.17361-003; AM I.17371-017; AM I.17393-005; AM I.17368-028; AM I.17369-014; AM I.20268-016; AM IA.935 2 specimens; AM IA.2419; AM IB.6402; AM IB.5520; AM IB.5521; AM IB.6389; AM IB.6436; BPBM 14881.




New South Wales, Queensland

Extra Distribution Information

Primarily recorded from Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands, but also occasionally recorded from the NSW coast between Byron Bay (28°38'S, 153°37'E) and Sydney (33°50'S, 151°16'E), also Elizabeth and Middleton Reefs; temperate, south-west Pacific.

Australian Endemic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Lord Howe Province (14), Norfolk Island Province (21), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Inshore, rock reef.

Extra Ecological Information

1 - 20 m.


General References

Allen, G.R., N.J. Cross, C.J. Allen & M.F. Gomon 2006. Labridae: Labrinae. pp. 1368-1418 in Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & Allen, G.R. Fishes. In, Beesley, P.L. & Wells, A. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 35. Volume 35 Australia : ABRS & CSIRO Publishing Parts 1-3, 2178 pp. [1385]

Coleman, N. 1980. Australian Sea Fishes South of 30ºS. Lane Cove, NSW : Doubleday Australia Pty Ltd 309 pp. [240] (as Coris sp.)

Edgar, G.J. 2008. Australian Marine Life: the plants and animals of temperate waters. Sydney : Reed New Holland 2nd edn, 624 pp. [544]

Kuiter, R.H. 1993. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 437 pp. [298]

Kuiter, R.H. 2002. Fairy & Rainbow Wrasses and their Relatives. Chorleywood, U.K. : TMC Publishing 207 pp. [159]

Kuiter, R.H. 2010. Labridae fishes: wrasses. Seaford, Victoria, Australia : Aquatic Photographics pp. 398. [313]

Parenti, P. & Randall, J.E. 2000. An annotated checklist of the species of the labroid fish families Labridae and Scaridae. Ichthyological Bulletin of the J.L.B. Smith Institute, Grahamstown 68: 1-97 [14]

Randall, J.E. 1999. Revision of the Indo-Pacific labrid fishes of the genus Coris, with descriptions of five new species. Indo-Pacific Fishes 29: 1-74 pls 1-7 pls 1-22 [18]

Russell, B.C. 2015. Tribe Julidini and Tribe Pseudolabrini. pp. 1374-1403 in Roberts, C.D., Stewart, A.L. & Struthers, C.D. (eds). The Fishes of New Zealand. Wellington : Te Papa Press Vol. 4 pp. 1153-1748. [1380]


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
27-Jul-2017 LABROIDEI 10-Jun-2017 MODIFIED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)
27-Jul-2010 MODIFIED