Chrysiptera leucopoma (Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830),

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: 213-214

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Chrysiptera leucopoma (Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830)


Chrysiptera leucopoma (Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830)  —Western Pacific surge damselfish

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from St. Mathias as Glyphidodon brownriggi  (non Bennett 1828) by Duncker & Mohr (1929: 67), based on ZMH 11933View Materials; a video of a specimen taken near Nusa Island, Kavieng District at 5–23 m depth, St. KR8, in 2014; a specimen observed at Nemto Island, New Hanover, 1–50 m depth, St. T23, on 7 Nov. 2006, by Gerald R. Allen.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2, 4.—General distribution: Indonesia east to Wake and Marquesas islands, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia, New South Wales ( Australia), New Caledonia and Austral Islands. Found on rubble-strewn surge channels, the outermost reaches of exposed reef flats, and the upper submarine terrace, 0–12 m depth. Marine.