Vol. 62, 2023
Terelabrus toretore sp. nov.
(Perciformes: Labridae), a New Species of Striped Hogfish from Tahiti,
with Range Extensions for Two Congeners
Shepherd1,*, Hudson T. Pinheiro2,3, Tyler A. Y.
Phelps2, Gilles Siu4, and Luiz A. Rocha2
Aquarium, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA.
*Correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org (Shepherd)
2Department of Ichthyology, California Academy of
Sciences, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA. E-mail: email@example.com
(Pinheiro); firstname.lastname@example.org (Phelps); email@example.com
3Center for Marine Biology, University of São Paulo,
São Sebastião, SP 11612-109, Brazil
4PSL Research University, EPHE-UPVD-CNRS, USR 3278
CRIOBE, Laboratoire d’Excellence “Corail”, BP 1013, 98729 Papetoai,
Moorea, French Polynesia. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Siu)
(Received 3 August 2022 / Accepted 14
December 2022 / Published 31 March 2023)
Communicated by Felipe Ottoni
A new labrid fish, Terelabrus toretore sp. nov., the
fifth species within the genus, is herein described from two specimens
collected at a depth of 140 m from a mesophotic coral ecosystem in Tahiti,
French Polynesia. Terelabrus toretore sp. nov. is characterized by
having 43–44 scaled rows in longitudinal series; 42 pored lateral-line
scales; 5+10 gill rakers; 10 scale rows below the lateral line; 8
posterior branches on the main supratemporal sensory canal; a
relatively long snout (snout length 9.6–9.7% SL), and a coloration
consisting of a yellow caudal fin and a wide, red, mid-lateral stripe
with no blotching, the space above which is white anteriorly, becoming
predominantly yellow from beneath the dorsal fin to the caudal
peduncle. In addition to describing this new species, we document the
first record of Terelabrus rubrovittatus from the Republic of Marshall
Islands, and the first record of Terelabrus zonalis from Australia,
along with the first description of its coloration. We present a
molecular phylogeny of the genus based upon mitochondrial cytochrome c
oxidase subunit I (COI) DNA sequences.
Key words: Biogeography, Ichthyology, Mesophotic coral ecosystems, Taxonomy, Teleostei.
Citation: Shepherd B, Pinheiro HT, Phelps TAY, Siu G, Rocha LA. 2023. Terelabrus toretore
sp. nov. (Perciformes: Labridae), a new species of striped hogfish from
Tahiti, with range extensions for two congeners. Zool Stud 62:08. doi:10.6620/ZS.2023.62-08.