Apolemichthys trimaculatus,

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: 194

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Apolemichthys trimaculatus


Apolemichthys trimaculatus  (Cuvier [ex Lacepède] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831)—Threespot angelfish

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Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens photographed on 1 and 3 June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey in Kavieng District (see Teitelbaum et al. 2013: 14); a video of a specimen taken at Nubilus Island, off eastern New Hanover , 3–25 m depth, St. KR 90, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: East Africa, Seychelles and Mascarenes east to Marshall Islands, Samoa and Tonga, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Solitary or in pairs, in lagoon and seaward coral or rocky reef habitats, 2–60 m depth. Marine.