Polylepion russelli

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Polylepion russelli


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: Polylepion
Species: Polylepion russelli



Polylepion russelli (Gomon & Randall, 1975)

Holotype: BPBM 16593. [Paratypes: CAS 20939 (1), FAKU 62265 [ex SMBL 73378] (1), USNM 212175 (1)].

Type locality: Off Moku Manu, Oahu Island, Hawaiian Islands, U.S.A.




  • Gomon, M.F. & J.E. Randall 1975: A new deep-water fish of the labrid genus Bodianus from Hawaii and the Ryukyu islands. Bulletin of Marine Science, 25 (3): 443–444.
  • 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.
  • Polylepion russelli in FishBase,
    Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2024. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication, www.fishbase.org, version 02/2024.

Vernacular names

English: Russell's Wrasse