Plectorhinchus albovittatus (Rüppell 1838),

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: 163

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Plectorhinchus albovittatus (Rüppell 1838)


Plectorhinchus albovittatus (Rüppell 1838)  —Giant sweetlips

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens photographed at Kavieng fish market by Barry C. Russell on 7, 21 and 28 June 2014; a video of a specimen taken at Martha's Shoal, off eastern New Hanover , at 7– 41 m depth, St. KR 122, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Red Sea and East Africa east to Caroline Islands and Fiji, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Queensland ( Australia). Found in lagoon and seaward coral reefs, 2–50 m depth. Marine.