Cephalopholis aurantia (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1828),

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: 112

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Cephalopholis aurantia (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1828)


Cephalopholis aurantia (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1828)  —Golden grouper

Status at New Ireland. Originally described from Port Praslin, New Ireland as Serranus analis  by Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes (1828b: 307), based on MNHN 72569 (holotype); also reported by Lesson (1831: 235– 236); a video of a specimen taken in Albatross Passage , southwestern Kavieng District , at 3–13 m depth, St. KR 53, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2, 3.—General distribution: East Africa east to Mariana and Society islands, north to Ryukyu Islands. Seaward reefs, 13–80 m depth. Marine.