Premnas biaculeatus (Bloch 1790),

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: 221-222

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Premnas biaculeatus (Bloch 1790)


Premnas biaculeatus (Bloch 1790)  —Spinecheek anemonefish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen photographed on 5 June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey in Kavieng District (see Teitelbaum et al. 2013: 14), and on USNM 281221 (2) from Nusa Island; specimens photographed at Lissenung Island , Kavieng region by Dietmar Amon ; a video of specimens taken in Senta Passage , southeast of New Hanover at 5–16 m depth, St. KR 118, in 2014.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Andaman Sea and Indonesia east to Philippines and Vanuatu, north to Sabah ( Malaysia), south to Queensland ( Australia). Commensal with sea anemones ( Entacmaea quadricolor  ), 1–18 m depth. Marine.