Halichoeres hartzfeldii (Bleeker 1852),

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 hartzfeldii (Bleeker 1852)


Halichoeres hartzfeldii (Bleeker 1852)  —Checkerboard wrasse

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a video of a specimen taken off northern Kavieng District, at 6–22 m depth, St. KR166, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Indonesia east to Micronesia and Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found on sand-rubble bottoms near reefs, 10–40 m depth. Marine.