Novaculichthys taeniourus

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Novaculichthys taeniourus


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: Novaculichthys
Species: Novaculichthys taeniourus


Novaculichthys taeniourus (Lacepède, 1801)

Holotype: MNHN B-2145.

Type locality: Great Equatorial Ocean [Madagascar].


  • Hemipteronotus taeniourus (Lacepède, 1801)
  • Julis bifer Lay & Bennett, 1839
  • Labrus taeniourus Lacepède, 1801
  • Novaculichthys bifer (Lay & Bennett, 1839)


  • Lacepède, B.G.E. 1801: Historie naturelle des poissons. Tome Sixième. 3: i-lxvi + 1-558, Pls. 1-34.
  • 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.
  • Lay, G.T. & Bennett, E.T. 1839. Fishes. Pp. 41–75, Pls. 15–23. In: Richardson, J., Vigors, N.A., Lay, G.T., Bennett, E.T., Owen, R., Gray, J.E., Buckland, W. & Sowerby, G.B. 1839. The zoology of Captain Beechey’s voyage [...] to the Pacific and Behring’s Straits [...] in the years 1825–1928. London. DOI: 10.5962/bhl.title.39296 BHL Reference page
  • Novaculichthys taeniourus in FishBase,
    Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2023. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication,, version 02/2023.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Rockmover Wrasse
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