Cromileptes altivelis (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: 116

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Cromileptes altivelis (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1828)


Cromileptes altivelis (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1828)  —Humpback grouper

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens observed by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005, and collected by Barry C. Russell on 7 June 2014; a video of a specimen taken at Echuca Shoal, New Hanover, 15–34 m depth, St. KR 158, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Andaman Islands east to Philippines and Vanuatu, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found in silty fringing reefs and seaward reefs, 1–40 m depth. Marine.