Lethrinus variegatus Valenciennes,

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: 172

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Lethrinus variegatus Valenciennes


Lethrinus variegatus Valenciennes  [ex Ehrenberg] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830—Slender emperor

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Hanover and Edmago Island , Kavieng , New Ireland by Munro (1958: 204). Specimens observed by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005. KFRS material.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Red Sea, East Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Palau and Tonga, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Western Australia and Queensland ( Australia) and New Caledonia. Solitary or in groups, in seagrass areas and on sand or rubble bottoms adjacent to coral reefs, 1–15 m depth. Marine.