Genus Terelabrus

A small slender wrasse genus with the following combination of characters: body elongate, head and anterior body cylindrical (body depth 12.9–17.4 % SL); eye large (orbit diameter 6.5–10.7 % SL); interorbital space nearly flat; two pairs of large canine teeth anteriorly in each jaw; dorsal fin with 10 spines and 11 soft rays; anal fin with 3 spines and 12 soft rays; and lateral line continuous with a smooth curve.
Author: Bray, D.J. 2018

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Bray, D.J. 2018, Terelabrus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 13 Jul 2024,


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