Labropsis polynesica

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Labropsis polynesica


Taxonavigation: Labriformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Eupercaria
Ordo: Labriformes

Familia: Labridae
Genus: Labropsis
Species: Labropsis polynesica



Labropsis polynesica Randall, 1981

Holotype: BPBM 9298. [Paratypes: AMS I.21589-001 (1); ANSP 144103 (1); BMNH 1980.7.23.2 (1); BPBM 6934 (2), 9100 (1), 9093 (1), 13506 (1), 13674 (1), 20691 (3); CAS 46535 (1); MNHN 1980-1343 (1); USNM 208290 (1)].

Type locality: Outside barrier reef, 300 meters east of pass to Papetoai Bay, Moorea, Society Islands, depth 60 feet.


  • Randall, J.E. 1981: Revision of the labrid fish genus Labropsis with descriptions of five new species. Micronesica, 17(1-2): 125–155, Pls. 1-5.
  • Parenti, P. & J.E. Randall 2000: An annotated checklist of the species of the Labroid fish families Labridae and Scaridae. Ichthyological Bulletin of the J. L. B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, 68: 1–97.
  • Labropsis polynesica in FishBase,
    Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2024. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication,, version 02/2024.

Vernacular names

English: Tubelip