Acanthochromis polyacanthus (Bleeker 1855),

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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Acanthochromis polyacanthus (Bleeker 1855)


Acanthochromis polyacanthus (Bleeker 1855)  —Spiny chromis

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen photographed in Kavieng Lagoon in June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey (see Teitelbaum et al. 2013: 17); 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: Eastern Indonesia east to Philippines and Vanuatu, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found in inshore and seaward coral reefs, 1–65 m depth. Marine.