Chrysiptera caesifrons Allen, Erdmann & Kurniasih 2015,

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

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Chrysiptera caesifrons Allen, Erdmann & Kurniasih 2015


Chrysiptera caesifrons Allen, Erdmann & Kurniasih 2015  —Southeastern yellowback damselfish

Status at New Ireland. Recorded from New Ireland in original description by Allen et al. (2015: 24). The species was previously known from Papua New Guinea as Chrysiptera rex  (non Snyder, 1909); a video of a specimen taken at Tungelo Island, off southeastern New Hanover, at 3–46 m depth, St. KR104, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Halmahera (eastern Indonesia) east to Vanuatu, south to Queensland ( Australia) and New Caledonia. Found on inshore rocky substrates, 1–6 m depth. Marine.