Etelis coruscans Valenciennes 1862,

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: 151

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Etelis coruscans Valenciennes 1862


Etelis coruscans Valenciennes 1862  —Flame snapper

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from Lihir Group, Namatamai District by Fry et al. (2006: 129). Specimens observed by Jeff Kinch during Kavieng, New Ireland fish market survey in 2004–2005. Two forms are known of this species, a short-tailed and a long-tailed form ( Anderson & Allen 2001: 2858). Both forms are found in New Ireland region, where the short-tailed form is generally restricted to seamounts while the long-tailed form, although found on seamounts, occurs more commonly on island slopes.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2, 5.—General distribution: East Africa, Comores and western Mascarenes east to Hawaiian Islands and Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia, northern New Zealand, and Tonga. Found above rock bottom, 90–400 m depth. Marine.