Pictichromis paccagnellorum ( Axelrod 1973 ),

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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Pictichromis paccagnellorum ( Axelrod 1973 )


Pictichromis paccagnellorum ( Axelrod 1973)  —Royal dottyback ( Fig. 60View FIGURE 60)

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens photographed on 4 June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey in Kavieng District (see Teitelbaum et al. 2013: 15); others photographed at St. KVG18 (south side of Bauddisson Island, Kavieng District ) by Serge Andréfouët on 18 Aug. 2014; a video of a specimen taken at Nubilus Island , off eastern New Hanover , at 3–32 m depth, St. KR 88, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Central Indonesia east to Solomon Islands, south to northwestern Australia. Found in coastal or seaward reefs, 5–40 m depth. Marine.

Remarks. This species was previously named Pictochromis paccagnellae  ; the name should be paccagnellorum  as it was named after the Paccagnella family (see Axelrod 1973).