Caranx sexfasciatus Quoy & Gaimard 1825,

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: 146-147

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Caranx sexfasciatus Quoy & Gaimard 1825


Caranx sexfasciatus Quoy & Gaimard 1825  —Bigeye trevally

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Ireland as Caranx forsteri  by Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes (1833: 107); 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 at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005 by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey, and by Barry C. Russell during 7–28 June 2014; a video of a specimen taken at Martha's Shoal, off eastern New Hanover, at 7–41 m depth, St. KR122, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2, 5.—General distribution: Red Sea, East and South Africa east to Hawaiian and Marquesas islands, south to Point Quobba (Western Australia), New South Wales ( Australia), Norfolk and Austral islands; Galapagos Islands and Mexico to Ecuador. Found in lagoon and seaward coral reefs, occasionally entering rivers and streams, 0–146 m depth. Freshwater, transitional water and marine.