Chaetodon semeion Bleeker 1855,

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: 187-188

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Chaetodon semeion Bleeker 1855


Chaetodon semeion Bleeker 1855  —Dotted butterflyfish ( Fig. 88View FIGURE 88)

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen photographed at Lissenung Island, Kavieng District by Dietmar Amon on 22 Aug. 2008, and at Lissenung Island, 6 m depth, by Dean Tully on 19 Oct. 2011; a specimen observed at Nemto Island, New Hanover, 1–50 m depth, St. T23, on 7 Nov. 2006, by Gerald R. Allen.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Sri Lanka east to Line and Tuamotu islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Queensland ( Australia) and New Caledonia. Usually in pairs, in coralrich areas of lagoon reefs and outer slopes of seaward reefs, 2–30 m depth. Marine.