Lethrinus obsoletus (Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775),

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 obsoletus (Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775)


Lethrinus obsoletus (Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775)  —Orange-striped emperor

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens observed at Kavieng fish market by Barry C. Russell on 14 June 2014.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Red Sea and East Africa east to Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia. Found in seagrass beds and on sand or rubble bottoms near coral reefs, 1–30 m depth. Marine.