Sargocentron melanospilos (Bleeker 1858),

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 melanospilos (Bleeker 1858)


Sargocentron melanospilos (Bleeker 1858)  —Blackspot squirrelfish ( Fig. 30View FIGURE 30)

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimen photographed at Lissenung Island, Kavieng District , 7 m depth, by Dean Tully on 22 Sept. 2012.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Red Sea, East Africa, Seychelles, Comores and La Réunion east to Wake Atoll, Marshall Islands, Samoa and Tonga, north to Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, south to Western Australia, Queensland ( Australia) and New Caledonia. Found on seaward reef slopes, 5–90 m depth. Marine.