Pomacentrus moluccensis 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: 220

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Pomacentrus moluccensis Bleeker 1853


Pomacentrus moluccensis Bleeker 1853  —Lemon damselfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens photographed on 3–4 June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey in Kavieng District; others at St. KVG 17 on the Bismarck Sea side of northern Kavieng District by Serge Andréfouët on 18 Aug. 2014  , and at St. KVG29 (southeast of New Hanover) by Serge Andréfouët on 24 Aug. 2014  .

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Andaman Sea and Indonesia east to Yap ( Caroline Islands) and Vanuatu, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia and Lord Howe Island. Found in coastal, lagoon and seaward coral reefs, 1–14 m depth. Marine.