Halichoeres chloropterus (Bloch 1791),

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 chloropterus (Bloch 1791)


Halichoeres chloropterus (Bloch 1791)  —Pastel-green wrasse

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens photographed at St. KVG19 (Bagail Bay, Kavieng District) by Serge Andréfouët on 19 Aug. 2014; a video of a specimen taken from Senta Passage , off eastern New Hanover , 5–16 m depth, at St. KR 118, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Andaman Sea east to Philippines and Solomon Islands, south to Queensland ( Australia) and New Caledonia. Found on silty reefs, 1–10 m depth. Marine.