Halichoeres miniatus,

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 miniatus


Halichoeres miniatus  (Valenciennes [ex Kuhl & Hasselt] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1839)—Cheekring wrasse

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens photographed at St. KVGPMT47 (Bagail Bay, Kavieng District) by Serge Andréfouët on 23 Aug. 2014; a specimen observed at Balang Island, New Hanover, 1–18 m depth, St. T21, on 6 Nov. 2006, by Gerald R. Allen.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Malaysia east to Philippines and Solomon Islands, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Solitary or in small groups, among mixed coral, gravel, or seagrass, 0–5 m depth. Marine.