Chelmon rostratus (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: 190

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Chelmon rostratus (Linnaeus 1758)


Chelmon rostratus (Linnaeus 1758)  —Beaked coralfish ( Fig. 89View FIGURE 89)

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen photographed at Lissenung Island, Kavieng District, 8 m depth, by Dean Tully on 17 Sept. 2012, and a pair at 6 m depth, 23 Sept. 2012; another pair photographed at St. KVG19 ( Bagail Bay , Kavieng District ) by Serge Andréfouët on 19 Aug. 2014; a video of a specimen taken at Anelaua Island , off eastern New Hanover , 4–12 m depth, St. KR 130, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Andaman Sea and Indonesia east to Philippines and New Guinea, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia. Solitary or in pairs, in coastal and lagoon reefs, 1–25 m depth. Marine.