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Paracheilinus carpenteri.jpg
Paracheilinus carpenteri
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Labriformes
Family: Labridae
Genus: Paracheilinus
Fourmanoir, 1955
Type species
Paracheilinus octotaenia
Fourmanoir, 1955[1]

Paracheilinus is a genus of flasher wrasses, native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean.[2][3]


There are currently 20 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ Eschmeyer, W. N.; R. Fricke & R. van der Laan (eds.). "Paracheilinus". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 23 January 2020.
  2. ^ Tanaka, H. (2006). "Flasher Wrasses: Recently Recognized in the Hobby". Reefkeeping. Reef Central, LLC.
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2015). Species of Paracheilinus in FishBase. October 2015 version.
  4. ^ a b c Allen, G.R., Erdmann, M.V. & Yusmalinda, N.L.A. (2016). "Review of the Indo-Pacific Flasherwrasses of the genus Paracheilinus (Perciformes: Labridae), with descriptions of three new species" (PDF). Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation. 19: 18–90.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  5. ^ Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. (2008). "Paracheilinus nursalim, a new species of flasher wrasse (Perciformes: Labridae) from the Bird's Head Peninsula of western New Guinea with a key to the species of Paracheilinus". aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology. 13 (3–4): 179–188.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  6. ^ Allen, G.R., Erdmann, M.V. & Yusmalinda, N.L.A. (2013): Paracheilinus rennyae, a new species of flasherwrasse (Perciformes: Labridae) from southern Indonesia. aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, 19 (4): 193-206.