Plectropomus maculatus (Bloch 1790),

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: 122

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Plectropomus maculatus (Bloch 1790)


Plectropomus maculatus (Bloch 1790)  —Spotted coral grouper

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens observed in Kavieng District by Barry C. Russell during 7–28 June 2014; a video of a specimen taken at Anelaua Island, off eastern New Hanover , at 3–16 m depth, St. KR 98, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Indonesia east to Philippines and Solomon Islands, south to northern Australia. Found on silty coastal reefs, 5–50 m depth. Marine.