Lutjanus ehrenbergii (Peters 1869),

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Lutjanus ehrenbergii (Peters 1869)


Lutjanus ehrenbergii (Peters 1869)  —Ehrenberg's snapper

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from Carteret Harbour, Lambom, New Ireland as Mesoprion ehrenbergii  by Peters (1877: 831); record confirmed by Allen & Talbot (1985: 33). Specimens observed by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2, 3.—General distribution: Red Sea and East Africa east to Pohnpei ( Caroline Islands), north to Taiwan, south to Queensland ( Australia). Found in groups in coastal reefs and estuaries, 1–20 m depth. Transitional water and marine.