Southern Tubelip (species: Labropsis australis) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Labropsis australis
Southern Tubelip

©Andy Lewis: Adult Labropsis australis at Lizard Island.

©Andy Lewis: Juvenile Labropsis australis at Lizard Island. Juveniles act as cleaners to other fish.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Labridae
Genus Labropsis
Species Labropsis australis



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 10.5 cm (Length according to Allen et al (2003).)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



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Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Other references

  • Cheney, K.L., A.S. Grutter, S.P. Blomberg and N.J. Marshall (2009). Blue and yellow signal cleaning behaviour in coral reef fishes, Current Biology, 19: 1283-1287. LIRS catalog number 1240.
  • Elliott, J.P. and D.R. Bellwood (2003). Alimentary tract morphology and diet in three coral reef fish families, Journal of Fish Biology, 63: 1598-1609. LIRS catalog number 876.
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