Cirrhitus pinnulatus (Forster in Bloch & Schneider 1801),

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: 202

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Cirrhitus pinnulatus (Forster in Bloch & Schneider 1801)


Cirrhitus pinnulatus (Forster in Bloch & Schneider 1801)  —White-spotted hawkfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a video of a specimen taken off Nubilus Island, off southeastern New Hanover, at 3–32 m depth, St. KR 88, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell); a specimen observed at Nusa Island , Kavieng District , 1–27 m depth, St. T 8, on 1 Nov. 2006, by Gerald R. Allen.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Red Sea, East Africa, Mozambique Channel, Madagascar and Mascarenes to Hawaiian Islands and Pitcairn Group, north to southern Japan, south to Kermadec Islands and Rapa. Solitary, seaward coral reefs, 0–3 m depth. Marine.