Lutjanus semicinctus 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 semicinctus Quoy & Gaimard 1824


Lutjanus semicinctus Quoy & Gaimard 1824  —Black-banded snapper

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from St. Mathias by Duncker & Mohr (1929: 61), based on ZMH 11797View Materials; reported from Ningin Island, New Ireland by Munro (1958: 189), 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 video of a specimen taken off Nubilus Island, off southeastern New Hanover, at 3–32 m depth, St. KR88, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.—General distribution: Eastern Indonesia east to Caroline and Solomon islands, north to Philippines, south to Queensland ( Australia) and New Caledonia. Solitary or in small groups, in lagoon and seaward reefs, 5–36 m depth. Marine.