Chaetodon auriga 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: 181

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Chaetodon auriga Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775


Chaetodon auriga Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775  —Threadfin butterflyfish ( Fig. 81View FIGURE 81)

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen photographed at Lissenung Island, Kavieng District, 5 m depth, by Dean Tully in July 2011; others photographed at St. KVG19 ( Bagail Bay , Kavieng District ) by Serge Andréfouët on 19 Aug. 2014; a video of a specimen taken in Senta Pass, east of New Hanover at 5–12 m depth, St. KR 114, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Red Sea, East and South Africa east to Hawaiian and northern Line islands and Pitcairn Group, north to southern Japan, south to northern New Zealand, and Rapa. Found in live and dead coral reef and lagoon habitats, also on rocky reefs, 0–35 m depth. Marine.