Oxycheilinus celebicus (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: 235

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Oxycheilinus celebicus (Bleeker 1853)


Oxycheilinus celebicus (Bleeker 1853)  — Celebes wrasse

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens observed by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005; a video of a specimen taken from Tungelo Island , off southeastern New Hanover , 3–45 m depth, at St. KR 106, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Eastern Andaman Sea and Indonesia east to Marshall Islands and New Guinea, north to southern Japan, south to northwestern Australia and New Caledonia. Solitary, in coastal or lagoon reefs, 3–40 m depth. Marine.