Dascyllus aruanus (Linnaeus 1758),

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 aruanus (Linnaeus 1758)


Dascyllus aruanus (Linnaeus 1758)  —Humbug dascyllus

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Ireland by Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes (1830a: 454), based on MNHN material. Record from Nusa Island, Kavieng District based on USNM 275754View Materials (11). Specimens photographed at St. KVGPMT50 (southeast of New Hanover ) by Serge Andréfouët on 24 Aug. 2014.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Red Sea and East Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Wake, Marquesas and Gambier islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Western Australia, Lord Howe Island and Rapa. Found in shallow lagoon and subtidal reef flats, forming large aggregations above staghorn Acropora  thickets or smaller groups above isolated coral heads, 0–20 m depth. Marine.