Aspidontus taeniatus Quoy & Gaimard 1834,

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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Aspidontus taeniatus Quoy & Gaimard 1834


Aspidontus taeniatus Quoy & Gaimard 1834  —False cleanerfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on NTUM 11331 (1 specimen, 43.2 mm SL, St. CP 4492-10, off northwest coast of New Hanover); a video of a specimen taken in Steffen Channel, Kavieng District , St. KR 34, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Red Sea and East Africa east to Marshall and Tuamotu islands, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to northern Australia. Found in coral reefs, 1–112 m depth. Marine.

Remarks. This represents a new depth record, as the species was previously only recorded from depths of 1– 25 m depth.