Wetmorella nigropinnata (Seale 1901),

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: 240

publication ID


publication LSID


persistent identifier


treatment provided by


scientific name

Wetmorella nigropinnata (Seale 1901)


Wetmorella nigropinnata (Seale 1901)  —Sharpnose wrasse

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from off Kavieng, New Ireland by Randall (1983: 879–880), based on USNM 236268.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Red Sea and East Africa east to Marshall and Marquesas islands and Pitcairn Group, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Queensland ( Australia) and New Caledonia. Secretive, in coral reefs, 1–30 m depth. Marine.