Scolopsis affinis Peters 1877,

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 affinis Peters 1877


Scolopsis affinis Peters 1877  —Peters's monocle bream

Status at New Ireland. Originally described from Carteret Harbour, Lambom, New Ireland, by Peters (1877: 832), based on ZMB 9584-9585View Materials (2 syntypes); a video of a specimen taken off Bauddisson Island , Kavieng District, at 2– 35 m depth, St. KR 58, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell); another taken off southeastern New Hanover at 3– 16 m depth, St. KR 98, in 2014.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2, 3.—General distribution: Andaman Sea east to Caroline and Solomon islands, north to Ryukyu islands, south to Timor Sea (northern Western Australia). Found on sand bottoms of lagoons and in coastal reefs, 5–35 m depth. Marine.