Cirripectes castaneus (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1836 ),

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: 255

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Cirripectes castaneus (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1836 )


Cirripectes castaneus (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1836)  —Chestnut blenny

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen observed at Nusa Island, Kavieng District , 1–27 m depth, St. T 8, on 1 Nov. 2006, by Gerald R. Allen.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Red Sea, East and South Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Kapingamarangi ( Micronesia) and Samoa, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to Western Australia and New South Wales ( Australia), Lord Howe Island, Kermadec Islands, and Tonga. Found in the surge zone of exposed reef crests, 0–3 m depth. Marine.