Heniochus varius (Cuvier 1829),

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: 193

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Heniochus varius (Cuvier 1829)


Heniochus varius (Cuvier 1829)  —Humphead bannerfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on photograph taken on 1 June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey in Kavieng District; specimens photographed at St. KVG26 (off western Bauddisson Island) by Serge Andréfouët on 23 Aug. 2014; 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.—General distribution: Indonesia east to Caroline and Society islands, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Solitary, in pairs or in groups, in coral-rich areas of lagoon coral reefs and slopes of seaward coral reefs, 2–30 m depth. Marine.