Labroides dimidiatus (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1839),

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: 233

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Labroides dimidiatus (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1839)


Labroides dimidiatus (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1839)  —Bluestreak cleaner wrasse

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens photographed on 1–3 and 5 June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium Survey in Kavieng District (see Teitelbaum et al. 2013: 15). A specimen photographed at Lissenung Island, Kavieng District , 10 m depth, by Dean Tully on 24 June 2013; a video of a specimen taken at Nubilus Island , off eastern New Hanover , at 3–32 m depth, St. KR 88, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Red Sea, East and South Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Wake Atoll and Pitcairn Group, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia, Lord Howe and Norfolk islands and Rapa. Found in coral-rich areas of inner lagoons and subtidal reef flats to seaward coral or rocky reefs, 1–40 m depth. Marine.