Stethojulis trilineata (Bloch & Schneider 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: 238

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Stethojulis trilineata (Bloch & Schneider 1801)


Stethojulis trilineata (Bloch & Schneider 1801)  —Three-lined wrasse

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimen photographed at Lissenung Island, Kavieng District, 4 m depth, by Dean Tully on 19 Sept. 2012; 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: Maldives east to Philippines and Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to Queensland ( Australia) and New Caledonia. Found in harem groups, in shallow reefs, 1–20 m depth. Marine.