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The sexual pattern of the nine species of labrid fishes collected at the Kuchinoerabu-jima, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan is described. Histological evidence shows that all nine species are protogynous hermaphrodites. These are: Anampses geographicus, Thalassoma quinquevittata, T. purpureum, Stethojulis trilineata, Halichoeres scapularis, Hologymnosus annulatus, Xyrichtys dea, X geisha, and Epibulus insidiator. Of these, T. purpureum, H. annulatus are diandric. Diandry can not be confirmed in thedoi:10.5109/24230 fatcat:cky7uek5pfbejliv4kgcsms22e