Gomphosus varius x Thalassoma lunare, a hybrid labrid fish from Australia

John E. Randall and Gerald R. Allen

aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, pp. 135-139, Volume 8, Issue 3 – June 2004


An unusual labrid fish photographed and collected off Cassini Island, Western Australia is documented as the hybrid Gomphosus varius x Thalassoma lunare. A second example of the same hybrid was observed on the Great Barrier Reef (not photographed or collected), and one of Gomphosus varius x Thalassoma duperrey was observed at the island of Hawaii (also not photographed or collected).

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