scientific article | Bull Mar Sci
Randall JE, Fourmanoir P
Terelabrus rubrovittatus is described as a new genus and species of labrid fish from a 87- mm male specimen collected in 100 m off New Caledonia and a 32-mm juvenile from 92 m off eastern Papua New Guinea. This wrasse is distinct from all labrid fishes by the following set of characters: body elongate, the depth 6.2-6.3 in SL; head and anterior body cylindrical: eye large. 3.55-4.2 in head length; interorbital space nearly flat, 5.0-5.5 in head length; two pairs of large, well-spaced, recurved canine teeth anteriorly in each jaw; remaining conical teeth uniserial and small except for canine at corner of mouth: dorsal ray X,11; lateral line continuous and smoothly curved, the pored scales 42-43: and a distinctive red striped color pattern.