Scolopsis margaritifera (Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830),

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: 167-169

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Scolopsis margaritifera (Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830)


Scolopsis margaritifera (Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830)  —Pearly monocle bream

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens observed at Kavieng fish market 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: Andaman Sea east to Philippines and Vanuatu, north to Taiwan, south to northern Australia. Solitary or in groups, on sand bottoms adjacent to coastal or lagoon coral reefs, 2–25 m depth. Marine.