Chaetodon octofasciatus Bloch 1787,

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: 185

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Chaetodon octofasciatus Bloch 1787


Chaetodon octofasciatus Bloch 1787  —Eight-banded butterflyfish ( Fig. 85View FIGURE 85)

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens photographed in June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey (see Teitelbaum et al. 2013: 14). A specimen photographed at Lissenung Island, Kavieng District , 4 m depth, by Dean Tully on 15 Sept. 2012; another 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: Sri Lanka east to Philippines, north to southern Japan, south to New Guinea and Solomon Islands. Found among branching corals, in coral-rich areas of sheltered coastal and lagoon reefs, 3–20 m depth. Marine.