Parupeneus barberinus,

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: 174

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Parupeneus barberinus


Parupeneus barberinus  (Lacepède [ex Commerson] 1801)—Dot-dash goatfish ( Fig. 77View FIGURE 77)

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from St. Mathias as Upeneus barberinus  by Duncker & Mohr (1929: 66), based on ZMH 11822View Materials. Specimens observed by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey at Kavieng fish market in 2004– 2005, and by Barry C. Russell during 7–28 June 2014. A specimen photographed at Lissenung Island , Kavieng District, 8 m depth, by Dean Tully on 5 July 2011; 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, 4.—General distribution: South and East Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Line, Marquesas and Gambier islands, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia, New South Wales ( Australia), Lord Howe Island and Tonga. Found over sand and rubble adjacent to coral or rocky reefs, 1–100 m depth. Marine.