Chromis xanthura (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: 212

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Chromis xanthura (Bleeker 1854)


Chromis xanthura (Bleeker 1854)  —Paletail chromis

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on photograph taken on 1 June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey in Kavieng District; 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: Réunion; Cocos-Keeling and Christmas islands (eastern Indian Ocean) east to Pitcairn Group, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia, Queensland ( Australia), New Caledonia and Tonga. Found above steep outer coral or rocky reef slopes and shallow coastal reef flats, sometimes forming large aggregations feeding on zooplankton several metres above the bottom, 3–40 m depth. Marine.