Plectroglyphidodon lacrymatus (Quoy & Gaimard 1825),

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: 218

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Plectroglyphidodon lacrymatus (Quoy & Gaimard 1825)


Plectroglyphidodon lacrymatus (Quoy & Gaimard 1825)  —Jewel damselfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a video of a specimen taken off Nusa Island, Kavieng District, 2–18 m depth, St. KR 32, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell); another taken at Nubilus Island , off eastern New Hanover , at 3–32 m depth, St. KR 88, in 2014.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Red Sea, East Africa, Madagascar and western Mascarenes to Marshall Islands and Marquesas Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands and southern Japan, south to Australia, Lord Howe Island, New Caledonia and Rapa. Found in sheltered inshore reefs, lagoons and seaward coral reefs, 2–15 m depth. Marine.