Dendrochirus zebra (Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829),

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: 100

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Dendrochirus zebra (Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829)


Dendrochirus zebra (Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829)  —Zebra lionfish, zebra turkeyfish ( Fig. 41View FIGURE 41)

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen photographed at Lissenung Island, Kavieng District, 1 m depth, by Dean Tully on 10 July 2011; another photographed at St. KVG20 (east of Enuk Island , Kavieng District) by Serge Andréfouët on 20 Aug. 2014  .

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Red Sea, East and South Africa east to Marshall Islands, Samoa and Tonga, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to Shark Bay (Western Australia), Lord Howe and Norfolk islands. Found on coral, rubble, or rock bottoms of reef flats, also in lagoon habitats, 1–80 m depth. Marine.