Sebastapistes cyanostigma (Bleeker 1856),

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: 103-104

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Sebastapistes cyanostigma (Bleeker 1856)


Sebastapistes cyanostigma (Bleeker 1856)  —Yellow-spotted scorpionfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen observed at Nemto Island, New Hanover , 1–50 m depth, St. T 23, on 7 Nov. 2006, by Gerald R. Allen.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1.—General distribution: Red Sea, East and South Africa, Aldabra, Comores and Mauritius (Mascarenes) east to Mariana Islands and Phoenix Islands ( Kiribati), north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia, New Caledonia and Tonga. Found among branches of Pocillopora  coral heads, 2–15 m depth. Marine.