Australian Museum Journal Revision of the labrid fish genus Pseudolabrus and allied genera

Shortform:
Russell, 1988, Rec. Aust. Mus., Suppl. 9: 1–72
Author(s):
Russell, Barry C.
Year published:
1988
Title:
Revision of the labrid fish genus Pseudolabrus and allied genera
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement
Volume:
9
Start page:
1
End page:
72
DOI:
10.3853/j.0812-7387.9.1988.95
Language:
English
Plates:
colour plates
Date published:
15 July 1988
Cover date:
15 July 1988
ISBN:
ISBN 0-7305-5480-5
ISSN:
0812-7387
CODEN:
RAMSEZ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
FISHES; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
03 August 2009
Reference number:
95
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (88kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (13688kb PDF)

Abstract

Six labrid genera, Austrolabrus Steindachner, Dotalabrus Whitley, Eupetrichthys Ramsay & Ogilby, Notolabrus new genus, Pictilabrus Gill, and Pseudolabrus Bleeker, are recognised as forming a monophyletic assemblage, here referred to collectively as pseudolabrines. This group comprises 23 species, including two new species described herein: Dotalabrus alleni n.sp. and Pictilabrus viridis n.sp., both from south-western Australia. The genus Suezichthys (= Suezia) Smith, previously considered closely related to Pseudolabrus, is excluded. Keys, diagnoses and descriptions of the genera and species are given. The pseudolabrines are provisionally placed in the tribe lulidini, and appear to be the plesiomorphic sister group of all other julidines. Within the pseudolabrine group, cladistic analysis supports the separation of Notolabrus n.gen., previously included with Pseudolabrus, and the inclusion of Lunolabrus Whitley as a sub genus of Pseudolabrus.

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