Paracheilinus mccoskeri

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Taxonavigation: Labriformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
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: Paracheilinus
Species: Paracheilinus mccoskeri


Paracheilinus mccoskeri Randall & Harmelin-Vivien, 1977

Holotype: CAS 35176. [Paratypes: AMS I.18604-001 (1); ANSP 133779 (6); BMNH 1976.2.13.1-2 (2); BPBM 19728 (7); CAS 32569 (1), 34472 (8); MNHN 1976-0005 (2); SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 841 (1); SMF 13393 (1); USNM 215274 (2)].

Type locality: Reef 150 meters offshore front of Said Ibrahim's Palace, north of Moroni, Grande Comore Island, Comoro Islands, depth 20-35 meters.


  • Allen, G.R., Erdmann, M.V. & Yusmalinda, N.L.A. 2016. Review of the Indo-Pacific Flasherwrasses of the genus Paracheilinus (Perciformes: Labridae), with descriptions of three new species. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 19: 18–90. PDF Reference page
  • 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.
  • Randall, J.E. & L. Harmelin-Vivien 1977: A review of the labrid fishes of the genus Paracheilinus with description of two new species from the western Indian Ocean. Bulletin du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle Zoologie, 306: 329–342.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: McCosker's Flasher