D 9/11; A 3/10; L lat. 27; L trans. 3/9.
A posterior canine tooth and two anterior canine teeth in the upper jaw. Cheeks with five or six series of scales.
Back and head brownish pink; throat white; sides yellowish white, with six narrow longitudinal bands of yellow-pink; a broad dusky transverse streak at the end of the tail. Dorsal fin not scaly at the base, with numerous small bright pink spots; anal with a few yellow spots near the
base; caudal lunulate, tinged yellowish; pectorals yellowish. Total length 6 inches.
Dunedin, 15th December, 1879.
The species is closely allied to L. coccineus, Forster, but differs in colour. The type is preserved in the Otago Museum.
2. “Notice of the Occurrence of a Species of Hemiphues in New Zealand,” by D Petrie, M.A. (Transactions, p. 355.)
3. “Description of a new Species of Ehrharta,” by D. Petrie, M.A. (Transactions, p. 356.)
4. “Notice of the Occurrence of Liparophyllum gunnii in New Zealand,” by D. Petrie, M.A. (Transactions, p. 354.)