Lutjanus bohar (Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775),

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Lutjanus bohar (Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775)


Lutjanus bohar (Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775)  —Red snapper

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Hanover and Ningin Island, New Ireland as Lutjanus coatesi  by Munro (1958: 188); subsequently reported from Tigak Islands, Kavieng by Wright & Richards (1985: 73), and from Lihir Group, Namatamai District by Fry et al. (2006: 129). 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. A specimen photographed at Lissenung Island by Dietmar Amon on 8 Apr. 2008.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2, 3, 4.—General distribution: East Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Kiribati (Line Islands) and Pitcairn Group, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to off northwestern Australia, Lord Howe and Austral islands. Coral reefs, including lagoons, 0–100 m depth. Marine.