Paracirrhites forsteri (Schneider 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: 203

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Paracirrhites forsteri (Schneider in Bloch & Schneider 1801)


Paracirrhites forsteri (Schneider in Bloch & Schneider 1801)  —Freckled hawkfish ( Fig. 100View FIGURE 100)

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on photographs taken on 1 June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey in Kavieng District. A specimen photographed at Lissenung Island by Dietmar Amon on 13 Oct. 2007; another photographed at St. KVG18b (south side of Bauddisson Island , Kavieng District ) by Serge Andréfouët on 18 Aug. 2014; a video of a specimen taken off southern New Hanover at 4–51 m depth, St. KR 110, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Red Sea and East Africa, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Hawaiian Islands and Pitcairn Group, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia, New South Wales ( Australia), Lord Howe, Norfolk and Austral islands. Solitary, in lagoon and seaward reefs, among outer branches of Stylophora  , Pocillopora  or Acropora  corals, 1–33 m depth. Marine.