Halichoeres marginatus Rüppell 1835,

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: 229

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Halichoeres marginatus Rüppell 1835


Halichoeres marginatus Rüppell 1835  —Dusky wrasse ( Fig. 108View FIGURE 108)

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimen photographed at Lissenung Island, Kavieng District, 8 m depth, by Dean Tully on 9 Oct. 2010; a video of a specimen taken at Tungelo Island , off southeastern New Hanover , at 3–46 m depth, St. KR 104, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Red Sea and Gulf of Oman east to Tuamotu Islands and Pitcairn Group, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Solitary or in groups, in coral-rich areas of lagoon and seaward coral reefs, 0–30 m depth. Marine.