Pseudochromis fuscus Müller & Troschel 1849,

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: 128

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Pseudochromis fuscus Müller & Troschel 1849


Pseudochromis fuscus Müller & Troschel 1849  —Brown dottyback

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from St. Mathias by Duncker & Mohr (1929: 70), based on ZMH 13978View Materials; a video of a specimen taken on north coast of Manne Island , Kavieng District at 1–11 m depth, St. KR 36, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell), and another taken at Nubilus Island, off eastern New Hanover, at 3–32 m depth, St. KR 88.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2, 4.—General distribution: Sri Lanka east to Philippines and Vanuatu, north to Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Solitary in crevices in coral or rocky reefs, 1–30 m depth. Marine.