Pomacentrus tripunctatus Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830,

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

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Pomacentrus tripunctatus Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830


Pomacentrus tripunctatus Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830  —Threespot damselfish

Status at New Ireland. New record; previously misidentified from St. Mathias as Pomacentrus biocellatus  (non Rüppell, 1838) by Duncker & Mohr (1929: 67), based on ZMH 12961View Materials.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 4.—General distribution: India and Sri Lanka east to Philippines and Vanuatu, north to Yaeyama Islands, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found in groups, in rocky reefs near the shore, 0–3 m depth. Transitional water and marine.