Priacanthus blochii Bleeker 1853,

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: 130

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Priacanthus blochii Bleeker 1853


Priacanthus blochii Bleeker 1853  —Bloch’s bigeye

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on NTUM 11208 (2 specimens, St. CP 4456-1-2, northeast of Bangatang ).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Southern Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: Gulf of Aden and Seychelles east to Philippines and Samoa, south to Western Australia and Queensland ( Australia). Found in lagoon and seaward coral reefs, 15–134 m depth. Marine.