Lutjanus vitta (Quoy & Gaimard 1824),

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: 155

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Lutjanus vitta (Quoy & Gaimard 1824)


Lutjanus vitta (Quoy & Gaimard 1824)  —Brownstripe snapper

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from Port Sulphur, New Ireland by Kailola (1975: 134); record confirmed by Allen & Talbot (1985: 77). Specimens observed by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005, and by Barry C. Russell on 28 June 2014; a video of a specimen taken from Senta Passage, off eastern New Hanover, 5–16 m depth, at St. KR118, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell). KFRS material.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2, 3.—General distribution: Seychelles; India east to Marshall Islands and New Guinea, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Solitary or in groups, in coastal or seaward coral reefs, 10–72 m depth. Marine.