Ablabys taenianotus,

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: 105

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Ablabys taenianotus


Ablabys taenianotus  (Cuvier [ex Commerson] 1829)—Cockatoo waspfish ( Fig. 46View FIGURE 46)

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen photographed at Lissenung Island by Dietmar Amon on 24 Oct. 2009.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Seychelles, Madagascar and Mascarenes; eastern Indonesia east to Philippines and Fiji, north to Taiwan, south to Kimberleys (Western Australia), Lord Howe and Norfolk islands. Found in areas with sand, rubble and weed adjacent to coral reefs, 20–78 m depth. Marine.