Lutjanus russellii (Bleeker 1849),

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 russellii (Bleeker 1849)


Lutjanus russellii (Bleeker 1849)  —Russell's snapper

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on 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. KR 88, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Indonesia east to Philippines, Samoa and Tonga, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia, and New Caledonia. Inhabits offshore coral reefs and also inshore rocky and coral reefs; juveniles in estuaries and lower reaches of freshwater streams, 0–80 m depth. Freshwater, transitional water and marine.