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Species Labropsis xanthonota Randall, 1981

Yellowback Tubelip, Blacklobe Wrasse, V-tail Tubelip Wrasse, V-tail Wrasse

  • Type data:
     Holotype BPBM 15001, Fagatele Bay, Tutuila, American Samoa, 27 m.
    Paratype(s) AM I.19472–048; ANSP 134518; BMNH 1980.7.23.5; WAM P.26085–003; CAS 46537 2 specimens; ROM 25938; SAIAB 456 (formerly RUSI); AM I.17495-008; ANSP 134517; BPBM 6954; BPBM 7515; BPBM 7278; BPBM 9274; BPBM 9278-80 3 specimens; BPBM 9284; BPBM 11300; BPBM 13439; BPBM 15634; BPBM 15805; BPBM 17464; BPBM 19522; BPBM 19899; BPBM 19957; BPBM 24114; MNHP 1980-574; MNHP 1980-1344; ROM 35941; NSMT 760925-2; USNM 207467; USNM 224421.




Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Rowley Shoals (17°16'S, 119°22'E), Scott Reef (14°05'S, 121°50'E) and Seringapatam Reef (13°40'S, 122°00'E), WA, Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Indian Ocean, and Yonge Reef (14°35'S, 145°36'E) to Moreton Bay (27°28'S, 153°25'E), QLD; tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Province (2), Cocos (Keeling) Island Province (22), Christmas Island Province (23), Northwest Transition (3), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, inshore.

Extra Ecological Information

7 - 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. [1399]

Allen, G.R., Steene, R.C. & Orchard, M. 2007. Fishes of Christmas Island. Christmas Island : Christmas Island Natural History Association 2 edn, 284 pp. [180]

Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp. [697]

Hutchins, J.B. 2001. Checklist of the fishes of Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 63: 9-50 [39]

Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. A comprehensive reference for divers and fishermen. Sydney, NSW, Australia : New Holland Publishers xvii, 434 pp. [304]

Kuiter, R.H. 2010. Labridae fishes: wrasses. Seaford, Victoria, Australia : Aquatic Photographics pp. 398. [363]

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. [327]

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. [327]

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. [3402]


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