Aphareus furca,

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: 150

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Aphareus furca


Aphareus furca  (Lacepède [ex Commerson] 1801)—Blue smalltooth jobfish

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from Lihir Group , Namatamai District , New Ireland by Fry et al. (2006: 129). Specimens observed by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005; a video of a specimen taken off southern New Hanover at 4–51 m depth, St. KR 110, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2, 5.—General distribution: East Africa, Comores and western Mascarenes east to Hawaiian Islands and Pitcairn Group, north to southern Japan, south to northwestern Australia, New Caledonia and Tonga. Found in lagoons, coral and rocky reefs, 1–122 m depth. Marine.