Halichoeres hortulanus (Lacepède 1801),

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

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Halichoeres hortulanus (Lacepède 1801)


Halichoeres hortulanus (Lacepède 1801)  —Goldstripe wrasse

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens photographed on 1–3 June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey in Kavieng District; another photographed at St. KVG28 (southeast of New Hanover) by Serge Andréfouët on 24 Aug. 2014  .

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Red Sea and East Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Tuamotu Archipelago, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to Rowley Shoals (Western Australia), New South Wales ( Australia), Lord Howe Island and Tonga. Found on sand patches of lagoon and seaward coral reefs, also on slopes to moderate depths along drop-offs, juveniles at the bottom of surge channels, 0–30 m depth. Marine.