Anampses melanurus Bleeker 1857,

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: 222

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Anampses melanurus Bleeker 1857


Anampses melanurus Bleeker 1857  —Blacktail wrasse

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: Central Indonesia east to Marshall, Marquesas and Society islands, north to Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, south to northwestern Australia and New Caledonia. Found in coastal and seaward reefs, 1–40 m depth. Marine.