Oxycheilinus digramma (Lacepède 1801),

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 digramma (Lacepède 1801)


Oxycheilinus digramma (Lacepède 1801)  —Cheek-lined wrasse ( Fig. 111View FIGURE 111)

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from Lihir Group , Namatamai District , New Ireland by Fry et al. (2006: 129) as Oxycheilinus diagrammus  . Specimens observed by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005. A specimen photographed at Lissenung Island , Kavieng District at 5 m depth by Dean Tully on 24 Sept. 2015; 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, 5.—General distribution: Red Sea, East Africa and KwaZulu- Natal ( South Africa) east to Wake and Gambier islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia and Lord Howe Island and Tonga. Solitary, in lagoon and sheltered seaward coral reefs in coral-rich areas, 2–50 m depth. Marine.