Thalassoma nigrofasciatum, a new species of labrid fish from the south-west Pacific

John E. Randall

aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, pp. 1-8, Volume 7, Issue 1 – May 2003


Thalassoma nigrofasciatum is described as a new species of Labridae from the Great Barrier Reef, vauatu, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island, Chesterfield Bank, New Caledoia, Loyalty Island, Fiji, and Tonga. It is typically found on exposed outer-reef areas from tide pools to dephts of at least 15 m. Previously identified as T. jansenii (Bleeker), it differs in colour and in having a deeper caudal peduncle and longer paired fins.

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