Chaetodontoplus poliourus Randall & Rocha 2009,

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: 197-198

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Chaetodontoplus poliourus Randall & Rocha 2009


Chaetodontoplus poliourus Randall & Rocha 2009  —Greytail angelfish

Status at New Ireland. Reported from Kavieng, New Ireland in original description by Randall & Rocha (2009: 518); record confirmed by Allen & Erdmann (2012: 554); a video of a specimen taken at Anelaua Island, off eastern New Hanover, 4–12 m depth, St. KR130, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Eastern Indonesia east to Palau, south to New Guinea and Solomon Islands. Solitary or in pairs, in coral-rich areas of sheltered inshore reefs and seaward coral reefs, 1–20 m depth. Marine.