Oxycheilinus arenatus (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840 ),

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 arenatus (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840 )


Oxycheilinus arenatus (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840)  —Blackstripe wrasse

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a video of a specimen taken in Steffen Channel, Kavieng District, St. KR34, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell); another taken off southern New Hanover at 3–47 m depth, St. KR106, in 2014.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Red Sea, East Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Marshall Islands and Samoa, north to Philippines, Taiwan and Mariana Islands. Found on seaward reef slopes and in caves, 40–60 m depth. Marine.