Lethrinus erythracanthus Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830,

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: 170-171

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Lethrinus erythracanthus Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830


Lethrinus erythracanthus Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830  —Yellowfin emperor

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Hanover as Lethrinus kallopterus  by Munro (1958: 203); subsequently reported from Lihir Group, Namatamai District by Fry et al. (2006: 129). Specimens observed by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005. A specimen photographed at St. KVG20 (east of Enuk Island, Kavieng District) by Serge Andréfouët on 20 Aug. 2014.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2, 5.—General distribution: East Africa east to Caroline and Tuamotu islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Solitary, on soft bottoms of deep lagoons and seaward reef slopes, 15–120 m depth. Marine.