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Superregnum : Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Eupercaria
Ordo: Labriformes

Familia: Labridae
Genus: Labroides
Species: L. bicolor - L. dimidiatus - L. pectoralis - L. phthirophagus - L. rubrolabiatus


Labroides Bleeker, 1851:227, 249

Type species: Labroides paradiseus Bleeker, 1851 (= Cossyphus dimidiatus Valenciennes, 1839). Type by monotypy.

Bleeker, P. 1851: Bijdrage tot de kennis der ichthyologische fauna van de Banda-eilanden. Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië, 2: 225–261.
Parenti, P. & J.E. Randall 2000: An annotated checklist of the species of the Labroid fish families Labridae and Scaridae. Ichthyological Bulletin of the J. L. B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, 68: 1–97.

Vernacular names
English: Cleaner Wrasses

Labroides is a genus of wrasses native to the Indian and Pacific Oceans. This genus is collectively known as cleaner wrasses, and its species are cleaner fish.[3]

The currently recognized species in this genus are:[3]

Labroides bicolor Fowler & B. A. Bean, 1928 (bicolor cleaner wrasse)

A bicolor cleaner wrasse (Labroides bicolor) cleaning Mulloidichthys flavolineatus.

Labroides dimidiatus (Valenciennes, 1839) (bluestreak cleaner wrasse)
Labroides pectoralis J. E. Randall & V. G. Springer, 1975 (blackspot cleaner wrasse)
Labroides phthirophagus J. E. Randall, 1958 (Hawaiian cleaner wrasse)
Labroides rubrolabiatus J. E. Randall, 1958 (redlip cleaner wrasse)


Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Labroides". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Genera in the family Labridae". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). Species of Labroides in FishBase. August 2013 version.

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