Leptojulis cyanopleura (Bleeker 1853),

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: 234

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Leptojulis cyanopleura (Bleeker 1853)


Leptojulis cyanopleura (Bleeker 1853)  —Shoulderspot wrasse

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen in a video of a specimen taken east of Nago Island, Kavieng District, at 2–9 m depth, St. KR 28, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell); another taken at Alexander Passage, off southeastern New Hanover , at 5–14 m depth, St. KR 96, in 2014.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: East Africa, Mozambique Channel, Seychelles and western Mascarenes east to Micronesia, Samoa and Tonga, north to Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to Australia and Loyalty Islands ( New Caledonia). Found in coral-rich areas, 7–55 m depth. Marine.