Trachinotus baillonii,

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: 149

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Trachinotus baillonii


Trachinotus baillonii  (Lacepède [ex Commerson] 1801)—Smallspotted dart

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from Matalanaua and Kulineua rivers, New Hanover by Munro (1958: 184). Specimens observed at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005 by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: East Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to northern Line and Gambier islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe and Norfolk islands, Tonga and Rapa. Found near the surface in lagoon and seaward coral reefs, occurring in schools near the edge of the surf, 0–3 m depth. Marine.