Scomberoides lysan (Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775),

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: 148

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Scomberoides lysan (Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775)


Scomberoides lysan (Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775)  —Double-spotted queenfish.

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from Kulineua River, New Hanover as Chorinemus sancti-petri  by Munro (1958: 185); previously misidentified from Carteret Harbour, New Ireland as Chorinemus tolo  (non Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1832) by Peters (1877: 836), and from Matalanaua, New Hanover as Chorinemus tala  (non Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1832) by Munro (1958: 184). Specimens observed at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005 by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey, and by Barry C. Russell on 14 June 2014.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2, 3.—General distribution: Red Sea, East and South Africa east to Hawaiian Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Exmouth Gulf (Western Australia), New South Wales ( Australia) at Sydney, New Caledonia, Tonga and Rapa. Adults found in clear lagoon and seaward coral reefs, juveniles inshore and in estuaries, 0–100 m depth. Transitional water and marine.