Labropsis xanthonota Randall 1981,

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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Labropsis xanthonota Randall 1981


Labropsis xanthonota Randall 1981  —Yellowback tubelip wrasse

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen in a video of a specimen taken at Manne Island, Kavieng District, 3–25 m depth, St. KR 42, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell); another taken off southern New Hanover at 3–47 m depth, St. KR 106, 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.