Sargocentron microstoma (Günther 1859),

Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Kinch, Jeff, Mana, Ralph, Russell, Barry C., Tully, Dean & White, William T., 2019, Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 810 new records, Zootaxa 4588 (1), pp. 1-360: 86

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Sargocentron microstoma (Günther 1859)


Sargocentron microstoma (Günther 1859)  —Smallmouth squirrelfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a video of a specimen taken at northwestern Manne Island, Kavieng District, at 3–12 m depth, St. KR14, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Seychelles, Chagos Archipelago and Maldives east to Hawaiian Islands, Line Islands and Gambier Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands and Bonin- Ogasawara Islands, south to Western Australia, New Caledonia, Tonga and Austral Islands. Found in coral reefs, hiding in holes and crevices during the day, 2–183 m depth. Marine.