Chaetodon pelewensis Kner 1868,

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

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Chaetodon pelewensis Kner 1868


Chaetodon pelewensis Kner 1868  —Dot and dash butterflyfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a video of a specimen taken at Manne Island, Kavieng District, 3– 25 m depth, St. KR 42, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell); another taken at Tungelo Island , off southeastern New Hanover , at 3–46 m depth, St. KR 104, in 2014.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: New South Wales ( Australia) and New Guinea to French Polynesia and Easter Island. Found in seaward coral reefs, 8–30 m depth. Marine.