The two-body decay widths of the nine JP=2+ mesons are calculated in the framework of relativistic SU(6). It is shown that one cannot distinguish from their decays whether the mesons should be accommodated in a 189 or 405 representation. An analysis of the masses of these mesons indicates that the 189 may be definitely ruled out. A mass formula pertinent to the 405 is derived which is fairly well satisfied and which indicates no inconsistency with placing the 2+ mesons in this representation. Conclusions about the quark-quark and quark-antiquark interactions are drawn from this assignment.