Cheilinus oxycephalus Bleeker 1853,

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: 224

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Cheilinus oxycephalus Bleeker 1853


Cheilinus oxycephalus Bleeker 1853  —Snooty wrasse

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens observed by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005; a specimen observed south of Nemto Island , New Hanover , 1–12 m depth, St. T 24, on 7 Nov. 2006, by Gerald R. Allen.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: East and South Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Marquesas and Gambier islands, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia, New Caledonia and Austral Islands. Found in coral-rich areas of lagoon and seaward coral reefs, 1–40 m depth. Marine.