Genus Pseudojuloides

Small fast-swimming wrasses that usually inhabit rubble areas on deeper reef slopes. Species are torpedo-shaped with large scales and chisel-like incisiform side teeth. They occur in harems dominated by brightly-coloured males, usually with reddish-coloured females. Species are popular aquarium fishes.
Author: Bray, D.J. 2017

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Bray, D.J. 2017, Pseudojuloides in Fishes of Australia, accessed 26 May 2024,


Victor, B.C. (2017) Review of the Indo-Pacific Pseudojuloides cerasinus species complex with a description of two new species (Teleostei: Labridae). Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 29: 11–31 doi: access

Victor, B.C. & Randall, J.E. 2014. Pseudojuloides edwardi, n. sp. (Perciformes: Labridae): an example of evolution of male-display phenotype outpacing divergence in mitochondrial genotype. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 11: 1-12. PDF open access

Victor, B.C. & Edward, J.M.B. 2015. Pseudojuloides zeus, a new deep-reef wrasse (Perciformes: Labridae) from Micronesia in the western Pacific Ocean. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 15: 41-52. PDF Open Access