Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides Lacepède 1801,

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 chaetodonoides Lacepède 1801


Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides Lacepède 1801  —Harlequin sweetlips

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Ireland as Plectorhinchus chaetodontoides  by Allen & Erdmann (2012: 473). A specimen photographed on 2 June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey at Kavieng ; specimens observed at Kavieng fish market by Barry C. Russell on 14 and 28 June 2014. A specimen photographed at Lissenung Island by Dietmar Amon on 1 Aug. 2009, another at St. KVG 17 on the Bismarck Sea side of northern Kavieng District by Serge Andréfouët on 18 Aug. 2014; a video of a specimen taken off southern New Hanover at 4–51 m depth, St. KR 110, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Mauritius and Maldives east to western Caroline Islands and Tonga, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Queensland ( Australia) and New Caledonia. Solitary, in coastal coral reefs, lagoons, and on seaward reef slopes, during the day often under ledges, 1–30 m depth. Transitional water and marine