Halichoeres leucurus (Walbaum 1792),

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: 228-229

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Halichoeres leucurus (Walbaum 1792)


Halichoeres leucurus (Walbaum 1792)  —Chain-lined wrasse

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a video of a specimen taken at northwestern Manne Island, Kavieng District, at 3–12 m depth, St. KR14, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell); a specimen observed at Balang Island, New Hanover, 0–18 m depth, St. T21, on 6 Nov. 2006, by Gerald R. Allen.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Eastern Indonesia east to Palau and Solomon Islands, north to Yaeyama Islands, south to northwestern Australia. Found on silty coastal reefs, 1–15 m depth. Marine.