Lutjanus carponotatus (Richardson 1842),

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: 152

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Lutjanus carponotatus (Richardson 1842)


Lutjanus carponotatus (Richardson 1842)  —Spanish flag snapper

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Ireland by Allen & Erdmann (2012: 447). Specimens observed by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005, and by Barry C. Russell during 7–28 June 2014; another photographed at St. KVG20 (east of Enuk Island , Kavieng District ) by Serge Andréfouët on 20 Aug. 2014; a video of a specimen taken off Nubilus Island, off southeastern New Hanover, at 3–32 m depth, St. KR 88, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: India east to Philippines and New Guinea, north to southern China, north to northern Australia. Solitary or in groups, in turbid coastal reefs, lagoons, or on seaward reef slopes, 1–35 m depth. Marine.