Cephalopholis miniata (Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775),

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: 113

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Cephalopholis miniata (Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775)


Cephalopholis miniata (Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775)  —Red coral grouper

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from Lihir Group , Namatamai District , New Ireland by Fry et al. (2006: 130). Specimens observed by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005, and collected by Barry C. Russell on 21 June 2014. A specimen photographed at Lissenung Island by Dietmar Amon on 12 Apr. 2007  .

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2, 5.—General distribution: Red Sea, East Africa, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Fiji and Tonga, north to Ogasawara Islands, south to Western Australia, Queensland ( Australia) and New Caledonia. Demersal in various coral reef habitats, 2–150 m depth. Marine.