Dascyllus melanurus Bleeker 1854,

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: 215

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Dascyllus melanurus Bleeker 1854


Dascyllus melanurus Bleeker 1854  —Blacktail dascyllus

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from Kavieng, New Ireland by Duncker & Mohr (1929: 67), based on ZMH 11931View Materials; record confirmed by Kailola (1975: 169). Specimens photogtraphed in Kavieng area in June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey (see Teitelbaum et al. 2013: 14), and at St. KVGPMT50 (southeast of New Hanover) by Serge Andréfouët on 24 Aug. 2014. KFRS, NTUM, USNM and ZMH material.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Central Indonesia east to Marshall Islands and Vanuatu, north to Philippines, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found among branching corals in sheltered inshore coral reefs and lagoons, 1–68 m depth. Marine.