Lutjanus rivulatus (Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1828),

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: 154

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Lutjanus rivulatus (Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1828)


Lutjanus rivulatus (Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1828)  —Speckled snapper

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from Ningin Island, New Ireland 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 on 7–21 June 2014; a specimen photographed at St. KVG 14 in Kavieng District, by Serge Andréfouët on 16 Aug. 2014

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2, 3, 5.—General distribution: East Africa, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Palau and Society Islands, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia, New Caledonia and Tonga. Occasionally encountered in coral reefs or shallow inshore flats; adults on deep coastal slopes, juveniles on shallow algae-reef flats, often near freshwater runoffs, 0–100 m depth. Freshwater, transitional water and marine.