Plectorhinchus lineatus (Linnaeus 1758),

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: 164

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Plectorhinchus lineatus (Linnaeus 1758)


Plectorhinchus lineatus (Linnaeus 1758)  —Lined sweetlips

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen photographed on 4 June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey in Kavieng District; specimens observed at Kavieng fish market by Barry C. Russell during 7–28 June 2014. Specimens photographed at Lissenung Island by Dietmar Amon on 3 Sept. 2006; 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: Java ( Indonesia ) east to Philippines and New Guinea , north to Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands , south to Queensland ( Australia ) and New Caledonia. Solitary or in small groups, in coastal, lagoon and seaward coral reefs, resting in the open during the day, active at night, 1–35 m depth. Marine  .