Genus Pictilabrus


Summary:

An endemic Australian genus with three species found on Southern Australia.

Key to species of Pictilabrus
1a. Dorsal-fin membranes weakly incised; anal fin with 9 soft rays; body slender, 4.1–4.5 in SL; 6 parallel blue bars on head ………………………………………….…...............................................................................................…. Pictilabrus brauni

1b. Dorsal-fin membranes continuous, not incised; anal fin with 10 soft rays; body moderately deep, 2.0–3.0 in SL; head lacking parallel bars …………………...………………..................................................................................…..2


2a. Pectoral fins rounded, middle rays longest; males with distinctive dark wedge-shaped bar on body behind pectoral fin; no bar or, at most, only an indistinct bar at base of each pectoral fin .…......... Pictilabrus laticlavius

2b. Pectoral fins pointed, upper rays longest; males without dark bar on body but with distinct dark bar at base of each pectoral fin………..................................................................………….................................................... Pictilabrus viridis

Author: Martin F. Gomon

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Martin F. Gomon, Pictilabrus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 03 Jun 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/genus/1168