Malacanthus brevirostris Guichenot 1848,

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

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Malacanthus brevirostris Guichenot 1848


Malacanthus brevirostris Guichenot 1848  —Flagtail tilefish ( Fig. 66View FIGURE 66)

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from Namatanai , New Ireland by Kailola (1975: 114). KFRS material. A specimen photographed at Lissenung Island , Kavieng District , 24 m depth, by Dean Tully on 26 June 2013; a video of a specimen taken on east side of Tsoileunung Island, southeast of New Hanover, at 6–21 m depth, St. KR 124, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2, 3.—General distribution: Red Sea and East Africa east to Hawaiian Islands and Tuamotu Archipelago, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to nortehrn New Zealand. Solitary or in pairs, on sand-rubble bottom on seaward reef slopes, 14–45 m depth. Marine.