Cheilinus chlorourus (Bloch 1791),

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 chlorourus (Bloch 1791)


Cheilinus chlorourus (Bloch 1791)  —Floral wrasse

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens observed by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005, and by Barry C. Russell during 14–28 June 2014; a video of a specimen taken at Alexander Passage, off southeastern New Hanover , at 5–14 m depth, St. KR 96, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: East and South Africa and Mascarenes east to Wake, Marquesas and Gambier islands, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia, Queensland ( Australia), Elizabeth and Middleton reefs, and Rapa. Found in lagoon and coastal coral reefs, in areas with mixed sand, rubble, and coral, 0–30 m depth. Marine.