Halichoeres prosopeion (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: 231

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Halichoeres prosopeion (Bleeker 1853)


Halichoeres prosopeion (Bleeker 1853)  —Twotone wrasse

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens photographed on 3 and 5 June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey in Kavieng District, another at St. KVG 17 on the Bismarck Sea side of northern Kavieng District by Serge Andréfouët on 18 Aug. 2014; a video of a specimen taken at northwestern Manne Island , Kavieng District , at 3–12 m depth, St. KR 14, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Central Indonesia east to Philippines and Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Solitary or in groups, in coral-rich areas of patch reefs, lagoon and seaward coral reefs, 2–40 m depth. Marine.