Halichoeres melasmapomus Randall 1981,

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: 230

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Halichoeres melasmapomus Randall 1981


Halichoeres melasmapomus Randall 1981  —Blackear wrasse

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen observed at Selapiu Island, Kavieng District , 1–48 m depth, St. T 13, on 3 Nov. 2006, by Gerald R. Allen.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Cocos-Keeling and Christmas islands, and Indonesia east to Pitcairn Island, north to Philippines, south to northern Australia. Found on steep seaward reef slopes, 10–56 m depth. Marine.