Halichoeres trimaculatus ( Quoy & Gaimard 1834 ),

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: 231

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Halichoeres trimaculatus ( Quoy & Gaimard 1834 )


Halichoeres trimaculatus ( Quoy & Gaimard 1834)  —Threespot wrasse

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen observed at Bauddisson Island, Kavieng District, 1–19 m depth, St. T 5, on 31 Oct. 2006, by Gerald R. Allen; also at Balang Island , New Hanover, 0–18 m depth, St. T 21, on 6 Nov. 2006, by Gerald R. Allen.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Cocos-Keeling and Christmas islands east to Line Islands and Tuamotu islands, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found on sand-rubble bottoms with isolated coral heads, 1–18 m depth. Marine.