Paracheilinus rubricaudalis, a new species of flasherwrasse (Perciformes: Labridae) from Fiji

John E. Randall and Gerald R. Allen

aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, pp. 103-112, Volume 7, Issue 3 – October 2003


The Indo-Pacific labrid fish Paracheilinus rubricaudalis is described from two male specimens collected in 46 m in Fiji. It is most closely related to P. mccoskeri from the Indian Ocean with which it shares a single filamentous dorsal soft ray in the male. It differs in having a more slender body, a red caudal fin, and a broad outer zone of red in the soft portion of the dorsal fin. A key is given to the 13 species of Paracheilinus.

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