Chaetodon oxycephalus Bleeker 1853,

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 oxycephalus Bleeker 1853


Chaetodon oxycephalus Bleeker 1853  —Spot-nape butterflyfish ( Fig. 87View FIGURE 87)

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Hanover by Peters (1877: 832); reported as Chaetodon lineolatus var. oxycephalus  by Ahl (1923: 167, 169). A specimen photographed at Lissenung Island, Kavieng District, 5 m depth, by Dean Tully on 6 July 2010; a video of a specimen taken at Martha's Shoal, off eastern New Hanover, at 7–41 m depth, St. KR122, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Maldives and Chagos Archipelago east to Pohnpei ( Federated States of Micronesia) and Solomon Islands, north to Philippines, south to Queensland ( Australia). Found in coral-rich areas in coastal and seaward coral reefs, 10–40 m depth. Marine.