Chaetodon plebeius Cuvier,

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: 186-187

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Chaetodon plebeius Cuvier


Chaetodon plebeius Cuvier  [ex Broussonet] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831 —Bluespot butterflyfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a video of a specimen taken at Tungelo Island, off southeastern New Hanover, at 3–46 m depth, St. KR104, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1.—General distribution: Australia east to Fiji, north to southern Japan. Found in coastal, lagoon and seaward coral reefs, 0–10 m depth. Marine.