Myripristis adusta 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: 81

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Myripristis adusta Bleeker 1853


Myripristis adusta Bleeker 1853  —Shadowfin soldier

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen photographed on 2 June 2013, second dive, during ACIAR Aquarium Survey. A specimen collected at Kavieng fish market by Barry C. Russell on 21 June 2014. A specimen photographed at Lissenung Island, Kavieng District, 8 m depth, by Dean Tully on 21 Oct. 2011, another at St. KVG 17 on the Bismarck Sea side of northern Kavieng District by Serge Andréfouët on 18 Aug. 2014; a video of a specimen taken off southern New Hanover at 3–47 m depth, St. KR 106, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Red Sea, East and South Africa east to Line and Tuamotu islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Port Hedland (Western Australia), New Caledonia, Tonga and Austral Islands. Found in coral-rich areas of dropoffs and steep channel slopes, and also on rocky reefs, hiding in holes and crevices during the day, 1–25 m depth. Marine.