Forcipiger flavissimus, Jordan & McGregor, 1898

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: 191

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Forcipiger flavissimus


Forcipiger flavissimus  Jordan & McGregor in Jordan & Evermann 1898—Forcepsfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens photographed at St. KVG24 (off northwestern Bauddisson Island) by Serge Andréfouët on 22 Aug. 2014; a video of a specimen taken off southern New Hanover at 4–51 m depth, St. KR 110, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Red Sea, East Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to tropical eastern Pacific, north to southern Japan and Hawaiian Islands, south to Western Australia, New South Wales ( Australia), Lord Howe Island, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Kermadec Islands and Rapa; eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Galapagos Archipelago. Found on coastal and seaward coral reefs, 2– 114 m depth. Marine.