Genus Novaculops


Summary:
A small genus of sand-diving wrasses found on open sandy areas. When threatened they dive quickly into the sand. Species have the following characters: first dorsal spine flexible, spines II to IX sharp-tipped; vertical line through front of eye behind rear corner of mouth, least preorbital distance 2–2.5 in postorbital length of head (Randall 2013).
Author: Bray, D.J. 2019

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Cite this page as:
Bray, D.J. 2019, Novaculops in Fishes of Australia, accessed 03 Jun 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/genus/1646

References


Randall, J.E. 2013. Seven new species of labrid fishes (CorisIniistiusMacropharyngodonNovaculops, and Pteragogus) from the Western Indian Ocean. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 7: 1-43. http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1041964, open access