Pomacanthus xanthometopon (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: 198-199

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Pomacanthus xanthometopon (Bleeker 1853)


Pomacanthus xanthometopon (Bleeker 1853)  —Yellow-mask angelfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen photographed on 2 June 2013, first dive, during ACIAR Aquarium Survey at Kavieng (see Teitelbaum et al. 2013: 14, as P. xanthometapon  ); a specimen observed at Kavieng fish market by Barry C. Russell on 14 June 2014. A specimen photographed at Lissenung Island by Dietmar Amon on 22 Aug. 2008; a video of a specimen taken on east side of Tsoileunung Island , southeast of New Hanover , at 6–21 m depth, St. KR 124, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.— Maldives and Chagos Archipelago east to Philippines and Vanuatu, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found in coral-rich areas of coral reefs, 5–30 m depth. Marine.