Coradion melanopus (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: 191

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Coradion melanopus (Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831 )


Coradion melanopus (Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831)  —Two-eyed coralfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen photographed at Lissenung Island, Kavieng District at 20 m depth by Dean Tully on 9 July 2011.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Southern Indonesia east to Philippines and New Guinea, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Solomon Islands. Found in pairs, in coastal and seaward coral reefs, often near sponges, 10–30 m depth. Marine.