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Paracheilinus[1] is a genus of wrasses, commonly known as flasher wrasses, native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean.[2]


The 17 currently recognized species in this genus are:[2][3]


  1. ^ Tanaka, Hiroyuki (June 2006). "Flasher Wrasses:recently recognized in the hobby". Reefkeeping. Reef Central, LLC. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Paracheilinus in FishBase. August 2013 version.
  3. ^ a b 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.
  4. ^ Allen & Erdmann (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 (Miradolo Terme) 13 (3–4): 179–188. 


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