Halichoeres chrysus Randall 1981,

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 chrysus Randall 1981


Halichoeres chrysus Randall 1981  —Canary wrasse

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens photographed on 1–2 and 5 June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey in Kavieng District (see Teitelbaum et al. 2013: 15); a video of a specimen taken at Alexander Passage, off southeastern New Hanover , at 5–14 m depth, St. KR 96, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Indonesia east to Marshall and Phoenix islands, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found in small groups, on sandrubble bottom adjacent to coral reefs, 2–70 m depth. Marine.