Drepane punctata (Linnaeus 1758),

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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Drepane punctata (Linnaeus 1758)


Drepane punctata (Linnaeus 1758)  —Threadfin butterflyfish

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Ireland by Peters (1877: 833).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 0.—General distribution: India east to Philippines and New Guinea, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia. Found on sand or mud bottoms, reefs, estuaries, also near coral or rocky reefs, 5–49 m depth. Transitional water and marine.