Sargocentron violaceum (Bleeker 1853),

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: 88

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Sargocentron violaceum (Bleeker 1853)


Sargocentron violaceum (Bleeker 1853)  —Violet squirrelfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens observed at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005 by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey , and by Barry C. Russell on 7 and 14 June 2014; a video of a specimen taken off Pochol Island , east of New Hanover , at 6–7 m depth, St. KD 62, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: East Africa east to Line Islands and Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Queensland ( Australia) and New Caledonia. Found in clear water of coral-rich lagoon and seaward reefs, 1–30 m depth. Marine.