Scolopsis bilineata (Bloch 1793),

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: 166

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Scolopsis bilineata (Bloch 1793)


Scolopsis bilineata (Bloch 1793)  —Two-lined monocle bream ( Fig. 74View FIGURE 74)

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens photographed on 1–2 June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey in Kavieng District; another photographed at St. KVG26 (off western Bauddisson Island) by Serge Andréfouët on 23 Aug. 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: Maldives and Sri Lanka east to Caroline Islands and Fiji, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia and Lord Howe Island. Solitary or in small groups, in sand-rubble areas adjacent to coral reefs. Juveniles mimic Meiacanthus grammistes  , 0–25 m depth. Marine.