Thalassoma lunare x Thalassoma ruepellii, a Hybrid Labrid Fish from the Red Sea

John E. Randall and Aharon Miroz

aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, pp. 131-134, Volume 4, Issue 4 – August 2001


A hybrid of the endemic Red Sea labrid fish Thalassoma ruepellii (Klunzinger) (identified as T. klunzingeri Flower and Steinitz by most recent authors) and the wide-ranging Indo-Pacific T. lunareT. rueppellii are presented. The hybrid specimen (BPBM 38478, 247 mm SL) is deposited in the Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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