Chromis xanthochira (Bleeker 1851),

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 xanthochira (Bleeker 1851)


Chromis xanthochira (Bleeker 1851)  —Yellow-axil chromis

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a video of a specimen taken at northwestern Manne Island, Kavieng District, at 3–12 m depth, St. KR 14, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell); another taken at Nubilus Island , off eastern New Hanover , at 3–32 m depth, St. KR 88, in 2014.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Christmas Island east to Pohnpei and Papua New Guinea, south to northern Australia. Found seaward coral reef slopes, 10–48 m depth. Marine.