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Species Labropsis australis Randall, 1981

Southern Tubelip

  • Type data:
     Holotype BPBM 14395, One Tree Island, Capricorn Group, 90 feet.
    Paratype(s) AM I.15461–001 2 specimens; BMNH 1980.7.23.1; MNHP 1980–1341; AM I.15423-001; AM I.15647-058; AM I.15647-083 5 specimens; AM I.15681-056; AM I.17474-001; AM I.18196 3/4-008; AM I.19462-037; AM I.21490-016; AM I.21495-015; ANSP 136136 2 specimens; BPBM 9404 3 specimens; BPBM 11347 2 specimens; BPBM 14376; BPBM 14504 (not 14505); BPBM 14524; BPBM 15573; BPBM 15633; BPBM 19900 2 specimens; BPBM 24125 3 specimens; CAS 46534; USNM 208287.




New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Hibernia Reef, WA (11°59'S, 123°23'E) and Yonge Reef (14°35'S, 145°36'E) to Moreton Bay (26°59'S, 153°29'E), QLD, with juveniles to the Solitary Islands, NSW (30°16'S, 153°16'E), also Lihou Reefs, Coral Sea and Elizabeth & Middleton Reefs and Lord Howe Island, NSW; tropical, south-west Pacific (east to Samoa and Tonga).

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Lord Howe Province (14), Northeast Province (18), Timor Province (2), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Coral Sea Islands Territory

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, inshore.

Extra Ecological Information

2 - 55 m.


General References

Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. [184]

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. [1398]

Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp. [696]

Francis, M.P. & Randall, J.E. 1993. Further additions to the fish faunas of Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands, southwest Pacific Ocean. Pacific Science 47(2): 118-135 figs 1-22 pls 1-4 [122]

Kuiter, R.H. 2010. Labridae fishes: wrasses. Seaford, Victoria, Australia : Aquatic Photographics pp. 398. [362]

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 [27]

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs. [326]

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs. [326]

Westneat, M.W. 2001. Labridae. pp. 3381-3467 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 6 pp. 3381-4218. [3444]


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 20-Jun-2017 MODIFIED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)
27-Jul-2010 MODIFIED