Epinephelus bontoides (Bleeker 1855),

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: 116

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Epinephelus bontoides (Bleeker 1855)


Epinephelus bontoides (Bleeker 1855)  —Palemargin grouper

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen photographed at Lissenung Island, Kavieng District at 20 m depth by Dean Tully on 9 July 2011.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Central Indonesia east to Philippines and New Britain ( Papua New Guinea), north to Taiwan. Found in sheltered reefs over mud, rock and coral bottom, 2– 30 m depth. Marine.