Ichthyological Research

, Volume 47, Issue 1, pp 89–93 | Cite as

A new labrid fish, Cirrhilabrus katoi, from southern Japan

  • Hiroshi Senou
  • Tomori Hirata


A new labrid fish, Cirrhilabrus katoi, is described on the basis of two specimens from Hachijo-jima Island, Izu Islands, and Kashiwa-jima Island, Kochi Prefecture, Japan. The new species resembles C. jordani Snyder, 1904, which is endemic to Hawaii, in general appearance, especially in vertical fin morphology. However, C. katoi is easily distinguished from C. jordani in having long pelvic fins (not elongated in C. jordani), two rows of cheek scales below the eye (one row), and distinct marks on the head, body and fins (no marks).

Key words

Perciformes Labridae new species Cirrhilabrus katoi Japan 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural HistoryOdawara,KanagawaJapan
  2. 2.Uwajima, EhimeJapan

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