labroid

labroid

(ˈlæbrɔɪd; ˈleɪ-) or

labrid

n
(Animals) any percoid fish of the family Labridae (wrasses)
adj
(Zoology) of or relating to the Labridae
[C19: from New Latin Labroidea, from Latin lābrus a fish, from labrum lip]
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An annotated checklist of the species of the Labroid fish families Labridae and Scaridae.
Age structure and growth in a large teleost, Cheilinus undulatus, with a review of size distribution in labroid fishes.
Sexual patterns in the labroid fishes of the western Caribbean: 1.
The roles of female mate choice and predation in the mating systems of some tropical labroid fishes.
In labroids, Robertson & Hoffman (1977) suggested that epigamic selection plays a much more important role than intra-sexual selection in the development of sexual dichromatism (though not for species possessing strictly haremic mating systems), and reasoned that despite being more costly to maintain than permanent dichromatism, natural selection would favor the development of ephemeral dichromatism in environments where continuous display of conspicuous signals would increase the risk of predation.