Chaetodon rafflesii Anonymous,

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

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Chaetodon rafflesii Anonymous


Chaetodon rafflesii Anonymous  [Bennett] 1830—Latticed butterflyfish

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Ireland as Chaetodon princeps  by Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes (1831: 33), based on MNHN 9923, and from Port Praslin, New Ireland by Lesson (1831: 177); subsequently reported from New Hanover by Peters (1877: 832) and Ahl (1923: 158). Specimens photographed in Kavieng region on 3–4 June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey. A specimen photographed at Lissenung Island by Dietmar Amon on 22 Aug. 2008.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2, 3.—General distribution: Sri Lanka east to Tuamotu Archipelago, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Solitary or in pairs, usually in coral-rich areas of coastal, lagoon and seaward coral reefs, 1–15 m depth. Marine.