Malacanthus latovittatus,

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: 142-143

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Malacanthus latovittatus


Malacanthus latovittatus  (Lacepède [ex Commerson] 1801)—Blue tilefish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen photographed at Lissenung Island, Kavieng District, 9 m depth, by Dean Tully on 7 July 2011; a video of a specimen taken in Senta Pass, east of New Hanover at 5–12 m depth, St. KR 114, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Red Sea and East Africa east to Hawaiian Islands, Samoa and Tonga, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia, New South Wales ( Australia) at 32°26'S, and New Caledonia. Solitary or in pairs, on soft bottoms adjacent to coral reefs on seaward reef slopes, 5– 60 m depth. Marine.