Chaetodon bennetti Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831,

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: 182

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Chaetodon bennetti Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831


Chaetodon bennetti Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831  —Bennett's butterflyfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen photographed on 1 June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey in Kavieng District; a specimen photographed at Lissenung Island by Dietmar Amon on 6 July 2010; a video of a specimen taken off Nubilus Island , off southeastern New Hanover , at 3–32 m depth, St. KR 88, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: East Africa east to Caroline Islands and Tuamotu Archipelago, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia, Lord Howe Island and Rapa. Solitary or in pairs, in coral-rich areas of lagoon or seaward coral reefs, 1–30 m depth. Marine.