Cheilodipterus parazonatus Gon 1993,

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: 131

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Cheilodipterus parazonatus Gon 1993


Cheilodipterus parazonatus Gon 1993  —Mimic cardinalfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen in a video of a specimen taken west of Nago Island, Kavieng District, at 4–26 m depth, St. KR 16, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell); another taken at Anelaua Island , off eastern New Hanover , at 3–16 m depth, St. KR 98, in 2014.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Great Barrier Reef ( Australia) to Solomon Islands. Solitary or in pairs, in coastal reefs or sheltered lagoons, mimics striped fangblennies Meiacanthus vittatus Smith-Vaniz 1976  ; 2–25 m depth. Marine.