Abudefduf vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard 1825),

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: 205

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Abudefduf vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard 1825)


Abudefduf vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard 1825)  —Indo-Pacific sergeant

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens photographed on 3–4 June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey in Kavieng District; 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 east to Samoa and Tonga, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia, New South Wales ( Australia), and northern New Zealand. Found on inshore rocky reefs and lagoons and outer reef slopes, 0–15 m depth. Marine.