Labropsis australis Randall 1981,

Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Kinch, Jeff, Mana, Ralph, Russell, Barry C., Tully, Dean & White, William T., 2019, Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 810 new records, Zootaxa 4588 (1), pp. 1-360: 234

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Labropsis australis Randall 1981


Labropsis australis Randall 1981  —Southern tubelip wrasse

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen photographed at St. KVG24 (off northwestern Bauddisson Island, Kavieng District) by Serge Andréfouët on 22 Aug. 2014.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Papua New Guinea, Great Barrier Reef, New Caledonia and east to Tonga and Samoa. Solitary or in pairs, on in coral-rich areas of lagoons, passes and seaward coral reefs, 2–54 m depth. Marine.