Dischistodus prosopotaenia (Bleeker 1852),

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: 216

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Dischistodus prosopotaenia (Bleeker 1852)


Dischistodus prosopotaenia (Bleeker 1852)  —Honey-head damselfish

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Ireland by Allen & Erdmann (2012: 600); a video of a specimen taken at Anelaua Island , off eastern New Hanover , at 3–16 m depth, St. KR 98, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell); a specimen observed at Nusa Channel, Kavieng District, 0–19 m depth, St. T 2, on 30 Oct. 2006, by Gerald R. Allen.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Eastern Andaman Sea and Indonesia east to Philippines and Solomon Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found in coastal reefs or lagoons with sand and silt bottom, 1–12 m depth. Transitional water and marine.