Epinephelus tukula Morgans 1959,

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: 120

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Epinephelus tukula Morgans 1959


Epinephelus tukula Morgans 1959  —Potato grouper

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a video of a specimen taken at Manne Island, Kavieng District, 3– 25 m depth, St. KR42, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Red Sea, East and South Africa, Mozambique Channel, Madagascar, Seychelles, Comores and western Mascarenes east to New Guinea, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia and Queensland ( Australia). Found in coastal, lagoon and seaward coral reefs, 5–150 m depth. Marine.