Lethrinus xanthochilus Klunzinger 1870,

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: 173

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Lethrinus xanthochilus Klunzinger 1870


Lethrinus xanthochilus Klunzinger 1870  —Yellowlip emperor

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from Lihir Group , Namatamai District , New Ireland by Fry et al. (2006: 129). Specimens observed at Kavieng fish market by Barry C. Russell on 7 June 2014; a specimen observed at Nemto Island, New Hanover, 1–50 m depth, St. T 23, on 7 Nov. 2006, by Gerald R. Allen.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2, 5.—General distribution: Red Sea and East Africa east to Caroline and Marquesas islands, north to Ryukyu Islands. Found on sand or rubble bottoms near coral-rich reefs, 5–30 m depth. Marine.