Vol. 42 No. 1, 2003
Redescription of the Labrid Fish Oxycheilinus orientalis (GŁnther),
a Senior Synonym of O. rhodochrous
(GŁnther), and the First Record from the Red Sea
E. Randall1,* and Maroof Khalaf2
Museum, 1525 Bernice St., Honolulu, HI 96817-2704, USA
2Marine Science Station, P.O. Box 195, Aqaba, Jordan
Randall and Maroof Khalaf (2003) Oxycheilinus orientalis (GŁnther),
type locality Indonesia, is recorded from the northern Gulf of Aqaba,
Red Sea from specimens collected from seagrass beds in 8-15 m. A full
description of the species is provided, with color illustrations. Oxycheilinus rhodochrous (GŁnther),
known from 1 specimen from Zanzibar, is a junior synonym. Specimens of O. orientalis are also reported
from the Ryukyu Islands, Marshall Islands, and Lombok, Indonesia.
Key words: Labridae,
O. orientalis, Red Sea.
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