Chromis elerae Fowler & Bean 1928,

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: 211

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Chromis elerae Fowler & Bean 1928


Chromis elerae Fowler & Bean 1928  —Twinspot chromis

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens photographed by Serge Andréfouët off the southern tip of Bauddisson Island, Kavieng District , St. KVG15, on 17 Aug. 2014; a video of a specimen taken at Nubilus Island , off eastern New Hanover , at 3–32 m depth, St. KR 88, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Maldives and Cocos-Keeling Islands east to Marshall Islands and Fiji, north to Taiwan, south to northern Australia. Found on seaward reef slopes, 12–70 m depth. Marine.