Analogues: Larval Xyrichtys have no melanophores and often markedly-narrowed eyes. The absence of external melanophores is shared with larval Doratonotus megalepis, which are distinctly wider-bodied and have large round eyes. All other regional labrid and scarid larvae have melanophores. X. splendens recruits have a a complex pattern of bars and reticulations and the extended first two dorsal fin spines while X. martinicensis recruits have a lateral stripe from the eye to the tail and no extension of the dorsal fin spines and X. novacula recruits have a lateral stripe that is broken up into discrete patches or spots.
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